WISER Seminar Papers

WISER, and its predecessors the Institute for Advanced Study and the African Studies Institute, have hosted an inter-disciplinary seminar in southern African research for almost half a century. Listed here are the papers for which we have information. Much of the data comes from the Wits Wiredspace project, and the papers are stored on their servers. This list is ordered chronologically, extending back to the middle of the 1960s.

Date
21 Jun 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Edward
  • Higgs
Criminal Faces: Beauty, Race and Criminality in Western Thought and the Development of Digital Profiling
14 Jun 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Mark
  • Hunter
The Labour-drug Question in precarious times: The rise of Heroin and Xanax
7 Jun 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Sharad
  • Chari
‘Interlocking Transactions’: Micro-foundations for ‘Racial Capitalism’
31 May 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Rachel
  • Sandwell
The Impasses of Politics: Sexual Violence and the ANC in Exile
24 May 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Lindelwa
  • Dalamba
Fostering Decoloniality in Music: From Local Archives to Global Dialogue
17 May 2021 - 3:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Sparks
Modernist/Modernising South Africa
10 May 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Albert
  • Mushai
The Long Road to Compensation for Silicosis Sufferers in South Africa
19 Apr 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Efthimios
  • Karayiannides
Orlando Patterson’s analyses of slavery as an intervention into debates around the political economy of the “Third World” in the 1970s
12 Apr 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Siphiwe
  • Dube
The New Religious Political Right in South Africa
29 Mar 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Crispian
  • Olver
What we can learn from the data about metropolitan political economies?
23 Mar 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Lucy
  • Allais
Freedom, Property and Markets
15 Mar 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Ariella Aïsha
  • Azoulay
Potential History - Unlearning Imperialism
8 Mar 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Charlie
  • Piot
Book discussion of The Fixer : Visa Lottery Chronicles
1 Mar 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Dennis
  • Davis
Funding of the Vaccine and the general implications of budget 2021 for inclusive growth and reduction of poverty
2 Nov 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Ayesha
  • Omar
Ibn Rushd’s _The Decisive Treatise_: A Text for Political Reform
26 Oct 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Ngaka
  • Mosiane
Landscapes of peripheral and displaced urbanisms
19 Oct 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Hilary
  • Lynd
Living Together: The ANC, the Soviet Union, and the National Question.
12 Oct 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Karl
  • von Holdt
Critically Engaged Sociology at SWOP : Four decades of South/North concept formation
5 Oct 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Quinn
  • Slobodian
South Africa and the Neoliberals
21 Sep 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Megan
  • Vaughan
Metabolic drift? food, fertiliser and the biology of history in Malawi
14 Sep 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Paul
  • Gilroy
Rereading Stuart Hall on Race
7 Sep 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Kaushik
  • Sunder Rajan
Just Health? : Law, Constitutionalism and Postcolonial Dis-ease
24 Aug 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Jean
  • Comaroff
After Labor
17 Aug 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Priya
  • Lal
Building National Universities and Making Human Resources in Southeastern Africa
3 Aug 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Alexandra
  • Parker
Spouse in the house: Household structures and roles, gender, and quality of life in the Gauteng City-Region,South Africa
27 Jul 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Stefan
  • Ouma
From the Plantation to the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Other Economic Geographies
20 Jul 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Adam
  • Tooze
Panel discussion of Crashed
25 May 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Lauren
  • Paremoer
Protect the poor but don’t meddle with those who can pay: Debating solidarity in the context of the NHI
18 May 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Joanna
  • Woods
Contemporary Speculative Fiction in Southern Africa
11 May 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Jeremy
  • Seekings
International actors and social protection in Africa, 2000-2020
4 May 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Divine
  • Fuh
On Monastic Seclusion: Making knowledge from an African University
20 Apr 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Jon
  • Klaaren
Responding to African Digital Platform Economies: A Preliminary Regulatory Space Analysis
6 Apr 2020 - 4:00pm
  • Laura
  • Phillips
The Making of the Lebowa Civil Service: Class Formation and Bantustan Administration
30 Mar 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Richard
  • Rottenburg
Some current transformations in the power of metrologies
9 Mar 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Jonny
  • Steinberg
Ethnographies of Global Policing
2 Mar 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Claudia
  • Gastrow
Aesthetic Authoritarianism: The Caring State and the 'New Luanda'
24 Feb 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Lumkile
  • Mondi
Knowledge and technological innovation transfer for economic development – the case of Eskom
17 Feb 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Rogers
  • Orock
Encountering Cameroon’s Garrison State: Checkpoints, Democratic Aspirations, and the Anglophone Revolt
10 Feb 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Grace
  • Davie
Financialization or Transculturation? Poverty Knowledge in South Africa
3 Feb 2020 - 3:00pm
  • Stephan
  • Miescher
Waiting for Light: The Story of Electrification in Rural Ghana
4 Nov 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Nafisa
  • Essop Sheik
A Few (more) notes on non-intervention: Age of consent laws and the forging of a fraternal contract on the margins of the nineteenth century British empire
28 Oct 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Tara
  • Weinberg
Buying Land on Credit: Networks of debt, risk and investment among black land purchasers in early 20th Century Transvaal
21 Oct 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Hannah Joy
  • Dawson
Labour, laziness and distribution: Work imaginaries among the South African unemployed
14 Oct 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Catherine
  • Janet
  • Jennifer
  • Burns
  • Giddy
  • Upton
Faith, Hope and Science in the time of AIDS
7 Oct 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Nkgopoleng
  • Moloi
Narratives of Mobility - understanding the movement of womxn in and around Johannesburg.
30 Sep 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Lucy
  • Allais
Kant’s racism and liberal political philosophy
23 Sep 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Tinashe
  • Mushakavanhu
The myth of Dambudzo Marechera and radical politics in Zimbabwe
16 Sep 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Sparks
Apartheid's Anthropocene: The (Under)mining of a South African Company Town  
26 Aug 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Networks of Mistrust: Ratings, Collateral and Debt in the emergence of African cyberfinance
19 Aug 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Crispian
  • Olver
Rents and repurposing in the local state

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