WISER Seminar Papers

WISER is very pleased to host the Wits Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities. The presentations for the remainder of the current academic semester are listed below. The seminar takes place every Monday during the teaching term at 3:00pm in the WISER Seminar Room. Participants should please note that they are required to read the paper prior to the event. WISER, and its predecessor institutions the Institute for Advanced Study and the African Studies Institute, have hosted similar seminars that date back to the late 1960s. The archive of those events is also available on the WISER web site at http://wiser.wits.ac.za.
Date Presented by Title
Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 15:00
  • Ran
  • Greenstein
Israel/Palestine and the apartheid analogy: theoretical and methodological considerations
Monday, 6 August, 2012 - 15:00
  • Catherine
  • Burns
Writing the history of sex in South Africa
Monday, 30 July, 2012 - 15:00
  • Liz
  • Gunner
K.E.Masinga, Zulu Radio and the Politics of Migrant Aurality
Thursday, 26 July, 2012 - 14:00
  • Luise
  • White
The Lost History of the Rhonasians: Rhodesian Independence and the Place of Race in Decolonization
Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 15:00
  • Lynn
  • Thomas
Imported Cosmetics and Colonial Crucibles: Pre-histories to the Twentieth-century Use of Commercial Skin Lighteners
Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 10:30
  • Derek
  • Peterson
The Work of Time in Uganda
Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 15:00
  • Keith
  • Shear
At War with the Pass Laws? Administrative Reform and the Policing of White Supremacy in 1940s South Africa
Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 15:00
  • Ivor
  • Barbara
  • Chipkin
  • Lipietz
Transforming South Africa’s Racial Bureaucracy: New Public Management and public sector reform in contemporary South Africa
Monday, 11 June, 2012 - 15:00
  • Peter
  • Limb
African Associational Life and Journalism in Central Johannesburg of the 1910s
Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 15:00
  • Vashna
  • Jagarnath
The Diary as 'The Mirror of the self.' The daily discipline of diary writing in shaping Gandhi's private ruminations and his public discourse
Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 15:00
  • Richard
  • Pithouse
Thought Amidst Waste
Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 15:00
  • Alan
  • Mabin
think metropole: memory, citizenship and futures in Paris, São Paolo and Johannesburg
Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 15:00
  • Lucy
  • Allais
Kant on giving to beggars
Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 15:00
  • Dunbar
  • Moodie
“Cyril’s eyes lit up.” Roelf Meyer, Francois Venter, the Afrikaner Broederbond and the decision to abandon "group rights" in favour of a "regstaat" (constitutional state)
Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 15:00
  • Dilip
  • Menon
Doing the Intellectual History of Colonial India
Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 15:00
  • Julia
  • Hornberger
From Drug Safety to Drug Security
Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 15:00
  • Rory
  • Carolyn
  • Litheko
  • Bester
  • Hamilton
  • Modisane
Circulation, Visual Forms and the Public Life of Ideas
Monday, 19 March, 2012 - 15:00
  • Loren
  • Landau
Hospitality without hosts: Mobility and communities of convenience in Africa's Urban estuaries
Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 15:00
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
The Folds of Empire: Gandhi and Print culture in the Indian Ocean world
Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 15:00
  • Prinisha
  • Badassy
'This sinister business in babies' - The perils of baby-farming scandals and Infant Life Protection Legislation, 1890-1930
Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 15:00
  • Jon
  • Hyslop
'Ghostlike' Seafarers and Sailing Ship Nostalgia: The Steamship Lascar in the British Imagination c.1880-1960
Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 15:00
  • Ute
  • Holl
Media, Ethnology and Cybernetics
Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 15:00
  • Roger
  • Southall
South Africa's Fractured Power Elite
Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 15:00
  • Eileen
  • Julien
The dead and the territory: a complex relationship
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 15:00
  • Mustafa
  • Barghouti
Defeating occupation: The role of Palestine civil society and the internationalsolidarity movement
Thursday, 18 August, 2011 - 18:00
  • Eva
  • Hoffman
Lost and Found in Transition: Contested memories and moving on from difficult pasts
Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 15:15
  • Stephane
  • Robolin
Keorapetse Kgositsile's Imaginative Geographies
Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 15:15
  • Paul
  • Gready
Aftermaths: South Africa after Transitional Justice
Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 - 15:15
  • Kerry
  • Bystrom
Reading the South Atlantic: Chile, the Cold War, and the Smell of Apples
Wednesday, 16 March, 2011 - 15:15
  • Stephen
  • Donovan
Tarzan in Jakarta: Barack Obama and the Comic Book

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