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
3 Oct 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Caio
  • Simoes de Araujo
Colonial Carnivalesque: Transgressing Normativities and Gender Performance in Mozambique and Angola
26 Sep 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Casey
  • Golomski
Mandela's Nurse
19 Sep 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Srila
  • Roy
Dissonant intimacies: South-South asymmetries, coloniality and failure
5 Sep 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Stephane
  • Robolin
Imported Black Books, Radical Undesirability, and Comparative Reading Under Apartheid
29 Aug 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Ran
  • Greenstein
Anti-colonial resistance in South Africa and Israel/Palestine: comparative dimensions
22 Aug 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Steve
  • Davis
The Bitter Aloe Project: Applying Advanced Machine Learning to the Truth and Reconciliation Archive
18 Aug 2022 - 12:00pm
  • Asli
  • Telli
The politics of cooperative movements in three continents: Mesopotomia Coop in Rojava, Mondragon in Basque Country and ASCOOP in Colombia
15 Aug 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Seth
  • Koven
Born White: Race, Religion, and the Conscientious Objector to Smallpox Vaccination in Britain and Natal
1 Aug 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Upamanyu Pablo
  • Mukherjee
Finding Nemo: Energy, Justice and Transition
6 Jun 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Radhika
  • Singha
The Ends of War : Homecoming for the Indian Soldier and Follower, 1914–21
30 May 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Sarah
  • Nuttall
On Pluviality: Reading for Rain in Namwali Serpell’sThe Old Drift
23 May 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Jordanna
  • Matlon
A Man among Other Men: The Crisis of Black Masculinity in Racial Capitalism
16 May 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Beth Goldblatt &
  • Shireen Hassim
‘Grass in the cracks’: Gender, social reproduction and climate justice in the Xolobeni struggle.
25 Apr 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Jeremy
  • Seekings
American ideology and the politics of pain in a South African university
11 Apr 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Adam
  • Aboobaker
Macroeconomic determinants of South Africa’s post-apartheid income distribution
4 Apr 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Danny
  • Herwitz
Cultural Property and The Question of Repatriation
28 Mar 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Jacob
  • Dlamini
The Archive Machine: The Truth Commission and the Archaeology of Apartheid
14 Mar 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Sanyu
  • Mojola
Designing a syndemic risk environment: racial containment and health in historical context.
7 Mar 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Sylvia
  • Croese
Twilight governance: local power, politics and participation in Luanda
28 Feb 2022 - 4:00pm
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Revolutionary mathematics : risk, class and the financial overthrow of mining capitalism
22 Nov 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Madalitso
  • Phiri
The Colour of Inequality in South Africa and Brazil: Making Sense of Transformative Social Policy.
15 Nov 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Meredith
  • Root-Bernstein
What is degradation?
8 Nov 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Temba
  • Carmel
  • Middelmann &
  • Rawhani
Grounding the paradox of cohesion and contestation in public space
25 Oct 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Irvin Sifiso
  • Jiyane
Experts of the Surface and Underground: Cartography and Geological Knowledge in the Territorial Construction of the Witbank Labour District, c. 1899-1930s
18 Oct 2021 - 4:00pm
  • David
  • Kearabetswe
  • Coplan &
  • Moopelo
Magic mountain: ‘The ancestors cannot be relocated’
11 Oct 2021 - 4:00pm
  • James
  • Merron
(Hetero)Topologies of an Eastern Cape Province Nature Reserve
4 Oct 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Véra
  • Ehrenstein
Planetary forests: Remote sensing, field sciences and carbon markets in Central Africa
27 Sep 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Jeff
  • Maskovsky
Laboring for whiteness: The rise of Trumpism and what it tells us about racial and gendered capitalism in the United States
13 Sep 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Christopher
  • Tounsel
The Troubled Promised Land: Political Theology in South Sudan
6 Sep 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Kirk
  • Sides
Animist Eco-logics: The Speculative Ecosystems of Amos Tutuola
30 Aug 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Janeke
  • Thumbran
The Formulation of the 'Coloured Question' (1932-1950)
23 Aug 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Srila
  • Roy
From travel to arrival: mapping intersectionality’s landings in the Global South 
14 Aug 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Nicodemus Fru
  • Awasom
POSTPONED Metropolitan Factor in the Crisis of Nation-Building in Africa: The British Incomplete Decolonization of the British Southern Cameroons
2 Aug 2021 - 4:00pm
  • William
  • Beinart
Rhodes, violence and the statue at Oriel College, Oxford
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

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