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 Apr 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Franco
  • Barchiesi
Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy
23 May 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Tom
  • Lodge
Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa
19 May 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Dan
  • Connell
Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression
19 May 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Dunbar
  • Moodie
Religion and Migrant Labour
16 May 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Julia
  • Seirlis
Laughing All the Way to Freedom?: Contemporary Stand-Up Comedy and Democracy in South Africa
9 May 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Yoon
  • Park
From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948
25 Apr 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Peter
  • Alexander
Globalisation and new social identities: A jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg
18 Apr 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Natasha
  • Erlank
The Persistance of Tradition? Christianity and Circumcision in the Eastern Cape, c.1900-1940
23 Mar 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Simon
  • Njami
Curating Africa
15 Mar 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Rimli
  • Bhattacharya
Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India
14 Mar 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Kirsten
  • McKenzie
Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850
9 Mar 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Olivier
  • Wieviorka
Violence and the French Resistance
1 Mar 2005 - 3:00pm
  • Jens
  • Andersson
Malawians in Johannes-burg: Organising Informal Trade and Migration in a Liberalising Environment
28 Feb 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Juma
  • Okuku
Beyond "third term" politics: constitutionalism, constitu-tional reforms and democratic governance in Uganda
21 Feb 2005 - 6:00pm
  • Phil
  • Bonner
Zulu xenophobia, Kgatla conspiracies and Pedi plots: Transvaal Native Congress politics in the 1930s
25 Oct 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Clapperton
  • Mavhunga
Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers: Journeys, Men, Migration and 'Urbanisation-in-Rural-Areas'-Southeastern Zimbabwe 1890s-1920s
11 Oct 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Detlev
  • Krige
Sweet dreams, diamond ladies and golden money: An ethnography of numbers running in Soweto
28 Sep 2004 - 3:00pm
  • Denis-Constant
  • Martin
An Imaginary Ocean: Carnival in Cape Town and the Black Atlantic
27 Sep 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Sarah Achille
  • Nuttall Mbembe
Writing the World from an African Metroplis
20 Sep 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Bill
  • Freund
Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban
17 Sep 2004 - 1:30pm
  • Paula
  • Treichler
Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts and Guidelines
2 Sep 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Chris
  • Wickham
History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relatiosnhip
23 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Andries
  • Bezuidenhout
Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
16 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Kai
  • Easton
J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History
10 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Stephen Gerrie
  • Ellis Ter Haar
Worlds of Power: Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa
3 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Luise
  • White
Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945
2 Aug 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Deborah
  • Posel
The Regulation of the Urban African Family in South Africa in the 1930s and 1940s
26 Jul 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Gelb
The South African Economy, 1994-2004
3 May 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Gary
  • Kynoch
Crime, Conflict and Politics: Politicised Violence on the Rand, 1984-1994
26 Apr 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Steffen
  • Jensen
Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State
23 Mar 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Donovan
Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture'
19 Mar 2004 - 3:00pm
  • Johannes
  • Fabian
Memory and Counter-memory'
18 Mar 2004 - 3:00pm
  • Fred
  • Cooper
A Parting of the Ways: Colonial Africa and South Africa, 1946-48'
17 Mar 2004 - 3:00pm
  • Fred
  • Cooper
Deracializing Imperialism?: Citizenship and Conflict in French Africa after World War II
15 Mar 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Terence
  • Ranger
Nationalist: Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe
8 Mar 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Tawana
  • Kupe
Transformation of the Media - Reflections of 10 Years of Freedom
23 Feb 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Jonathan
  • Stadler
The Healthy Brothel: the context of clinical services for sex workers in Hillbrow, South Africa
16 Feb 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Jeff
  • Guy
IMIFANEKISO: Photographic portraits from mid-nineteenth century in Natal: the work of Dr R.J. Mann
27 Oct 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Abebe
  • Zegeye
Narrative Discourse, Social Crisis and the Contsruction of the Beta Israel Identity
22 Oct 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Karen
  • Brown
"To save South Africa you must dam it": Progressivism, Science, and Natural Resource Conservation in the early 20th Century Cape
20 Oct 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
The Globe in the Text: Notes towards a Transnational History of the Book
20 Oct 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Christopher
  • Norris
Deconstruction: Philosophy or literary theory?
13 Oct 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Albert
  • Grundlingh
Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of South African War of 1899-1902
6 Oct 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Marcelle
  • Dawson
Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyesof learners at a South African High School
23 Sep 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Birgit
  • Meyer
Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana
22 Sep 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Louise
  • Bethlehem
Transferential Zionism? Manfred Nathan's Sarie Marais: A Romance of the Anglo-Boer War
15 Sep 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Tlou
  • Makhura
Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Century Cape and Natal / Zululand
11 Sep 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Michael
  • Neocosmos
Thinking the Impossible: Elements of a Critique of Political Liberalism in Southern Africa
11 Sep 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Cathy
  • Campbell
Power, 'Partnerships and Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention
8 Sep 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
It is your mother who is the enemy now! An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground activity in the "lull" after Rivonia

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