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  • UP Museums celebrate and engage with International Museum Day 2019

    Posted on April 18, 2019

    The University of Pretoria Museums (UP Museums) are joining more than 40,000 museums in 152 countries to celebrate on and around the 18 May 2019, International Museum Day (IMD). This day represents a unique moment for the museum community to engage with their public and highlight the role of...

  • UP Emeritus professor sets 'record straight' on Concentration Camps in the South African War

    Posted on March 07, 2019

    Professor Fransjohan Pretorius, an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, published an article to The Conversation in February 2019 in response to comments made by British Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg on the South African or Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902).

  • Dr Michel awarded the prestigious Arthur M. Schlesinger Fellowship

    Posted on February 11, 2019

    Research Fellow in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, Dr Eddie Michel, was awarded a highly competitive Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Fellowship by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Foundation.

  • UP professor a keynote speaker at World Federation of Tourist Guides Association Convention

    Posted on February 09, 2019

    Ideas around cross-border tourism, indigenous storytelling, and film tourism were the focus of a keynote address delivered at the recent World Federation of Tourist Guides Association (WFTGA) Convention by Professor Karen Harris, Head of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Historical...

  • Colloquium on 'Rhodesia to Zimbabwe: The Diplomacy of Isolation and Liberation under UDI'

    Posted on July 17, 2018

    On 27-28 June 2018, Dr Thula Simpson and Dr Eddie Michel from the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria hosted a colloquium entitled ‘Rhodesia to Zimbabwe: The Diplomacy of Isolation and Liberation under UDI’.

  • Bridging the divide between art and science

    Posted on July 10, 2018

    The University of Pretoria (UP) has launched a new Master’s in Social Science programme focusing on Tangible Heritage Conservation, which is the first degree of its kind in South Africa. The degree is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (AWMF), which has been involved in South...

  • Film tourism study makes news

    Posted on May 29, 2018

    Lecturers Charlene Herselman and Hannes Engelbrecht gave a presentation in Cape Town recently outlining the potential of film tourism for South Africa.

  • CHCI Africa Workshop- Addis 2019

    Posted on May 14, 2018

    Africa as Concept and Method: Emancipation, Decolonization, Freedom The first CHCI Africa Workshop, Addis 2019, will be held at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). Hosted by the Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centers (CHCI) in collaboration with the College of Performing and Visual Art...

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