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. The discussion will be more productive if participants 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, and the past papers of the current semester, is available here. A printable version of the seminar schedule for the current year is available here.

  • During the pandemic our seminars will be held on-line; for the details of the Zoom meetings, please sign up for email notices at https://wiser.wits.ac.za/mail.
  • Participants must read the paper prior to the seminar.
  • The paper will typically only be available on the Friday preceding the seminar.
  • Date Author/s Title
    Monday, 28 September, 2020 - 16:00
    • Karl
    • von Holdt
    Critically Engaged Sociology at SWOP : Four decades of South/North concept formation
    Monday, 5 October, 2020 - 16:00
    • Quinn
    • Slobodian
    South Africa and the Neoliberals
    Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 16:00
    • Joel
    • Pearson
    Situating 'the Local' in South Africa's Transition to Democracy: a view from Mokopane
    Monday, 19 October, 2020 - 16:00
    • Hilary
    • Lynd
    Living Together: The ANC, the Soviet Union, and the National Question.
    Monday, 26 October, 2020 - 16:00
    • Ngaka
    • Mosiane
    Landscapes of peripheral and displaced urbanisms