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.
  • The WISH seminar will continue to be held on-line for the foreseeable future; 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, 17 October, 2022 - 16:00
    • Raff
    • Donelson
    Acknowledging Natural Punishment
    Thursday, 20 October, 2022 - 12:00
    • Natasha
    • Erlank
    Nets of Social Motion: Black Christianity in South African History
    Monday, 24 October, 2022 - 16:00
    • Anooradha
    • Siddiqi
    Architecture and History in a Refugee Camp
    Monday, 31 October, 2022 - 16:00
    • Willemien
    • Froneman
    On Being Touched by Boeremusiek: Listening as Haptic Event
    Monday, 7 November, 2022 - 16:00
    • Merve
    • Fejzula
    Publics, Counterpublics, Black Publics: The Growth of a Negritude Public in the Twentieth Century