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
16 Feb 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Allen
  • Isaacman
Cahora Bassa : Extending South Africa's Tentacles of Empire 1965-2010
23 Jun 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Jonathan
  • Klaaren
Regulating the South African Judiciary: 2012-2013
9 Jun 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Dilip
  • Menon
Degeneration and satyagraha: Hind Swaraj and the crisis of liberal democracy
2 Jun 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Catherine
  • Burns
Race, Sex, Birth and Blood in South African History : “Rhesus sensitization in the Bantu” in South Africa, 1940 to 1970
26 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Aurelia
  • Segatti
“Mobutu’s Ghost”: Mobilising against foreign retailers in Kinshasa (DRC). Indigenization, autochthony and emerging urban subjectivities
19 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Paige
  • Sweet
Unquoting the Past: Authorship and Appropriation in Zakes Mda’s The Heart of Redness
12 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Ruth
  • Sacks
Looking for the Congo in Congo Style: Dreamscapes in Belgian Art Nouveau and the nightmare of the African colony
5 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Antonio
  • Tomas
Skin of the city: Luanda or the dialectics of spatial transformation
22 Apr 2014 - 1:00pm
  • Stefan
  • Helgesson
Radicalising Temporal Difference: Anthropology, Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Time
14 Apr 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Jon
  • Soske
Unfinished Debates: Settler Liberalism, East Africa, and the Origins of Non-Racialism
7 Apr 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Luise
  • White
Other People's Sons: Conscription in the Rhodesian Army 1972-80
24 Mar 2014 - 3:00pm
  • David
  • Johnson
Print culture and imagining the Union of South Africa
17 Mar 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Lisa
  • Vetten
Daughters of the Revolution: Spectacle and narrative in S v Zuma
10 Mar 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Laura
  • Phillips
Principals, chiefs and school committees:The development of local school administration in rural lebowa, 1972 – 1990
3 Mar 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Amy
  • Niang
Deferred reciprocity: ransoming and the ethics of compensatory justice
24 Feb 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Can the People Govern? Popular Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of Ordinary People
17 Feb 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Paul
  • Landau
The Unstable Terrain of (Auto)Biography in <i>The Struggle</i>
10 Feb 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Roger
  • Southall
Black and Middle Class in South Africa
18 Nov 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Science of Empire: The South African Origins of Galton's Eugenics
11 Nov 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Mehita
  • Iqani
Spectacles or Publics? Billboards, magazine covers, and ‘selfies’ as spaces of appearance
4 Nov 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Sparks
Dependence, discipline and the morality of consumption: an intellectual history of the SASOL project
28 Oct 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Marijke
  • du Toit
“Anginayo ngisho indibilishi!” (I don’t have a penny!) The gender politics of “Native Welfare” in Durban, 1930-1939.
14 Oct 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Roger
  • Southall
Black and Middle Class in South Africa, 1910 – 1994
7 Oct 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Chris
  • Lee
Suzerainty or Empire: U.S. Military Intervention in the Indian Ocean, 1963-1970
30 Sep 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Shula
  • Marks
Social Justice or Grandiose Scheme? : The 1944 National Health Services Commission (the Gluckman Commission) Revisited
16 Sep 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Thembisa
  • Goolam
  • Waetjen
  • Vahed
Passages of Ink: Decoding the Natal Indentured Records into the Digital Age
9 Sep 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Bernard
  • Dubbeld
How social security becomes social insecurity: fluid households, crisis talk and the value of grants in a KwaZulu-Natal village
26 Aug 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Gustav
  • Peebles
Rehabilitating the hoard: the social dynamics of unbanking in Africa and beyond
19 Aug 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Keith
  • Hart
Manifesto for a Human Economy
12 Aug 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Pier
  • Larson
Literacy and Power in Madagascar
5 Aug 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Meghan
  • Healy-Clancy
‘Marching Forward’: Rethinking African Nationalist Public Culture from the Women’s Pages of the Bantu World, 1935-1948
29 Jul 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Ran
  • Greenstein
The Palestinian national movement and the anti-colonial struggle
22 Jul 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Hlonipha
  • Mokoena
Anonymity and the Zulu Policeman: An Economy of Portraiture
15 Jul 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Lynn
  • Thomas
Local Manufacturing of Skin Lighteners and Divergent Markets
10 Jun 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Dan
  • Magaziner
Two Stories About Art, Education and Beauty in 20th Century South Africa
3 Jun 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Alan
  • Mabin
Southern theory and cities of the South
27 May 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Imraan
  • Coovadia
Coetzee: In and Out of Cape Town
20 May 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Sarah
  • Nuttall
Private lives and public cultures in South Africa
13 May 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Maggie
  • Davey
The Okhela Story
6 May 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Cynthia
  • Kros
‘Facing up to the Past’: a comparative venture along the trajectories of two truth commissions – The Independent Commission of Experts (Bergier Commission) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
22 Apr 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Lucy
  • Allais
On Freedom and Forgiveness
8 Apr 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Achille
  • Mbembe
Africa in Theory
25 Mar 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Capitalism, City, Apartheid in the Twenty First Century
18 Mar 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Jacob
  • Dlamini
My traitors' narratives: Betrayal in South African history
11 Mar 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Andrew
  • Macdonald
The Beggar Chiefs of St. Zaia: Nestorian 'Great Deceivers' in South Africa and the Benevolent Empire, 1860s-1940s
25 Feb 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Alex
  • Lichtenstein
From Durban to Wiehahn: Black Workers, Employers, and the State in South Africa during the 1970s
18 Feb 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Deborah
  • James
Regulating credit: tackling the redistributiveness of neoliberalism
12 Nov 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Zoe
  • Groves
Transnational Migration and Pan-African Solidarity: the Case of the Central African Federation, 1953-1963
5 Nov 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Stacey
  • Sommerdyk
Negotiating Cross-Cultural Trade in the Eighteenth Century: From the Atlantic Coast Markets to the Congo River Basin
29 Oct 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Joel
  • Quirk
Slavery and 'Lesser' Servitudes: Separate and Stratified or Blended Together?

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