NewsClips (10/07/2020)

Posted on July 11, 2020

Dear Humanities Colleagues


Our Faculty has again featured in prominent publications this week. Here is a list of our media highlights: 


 • Willie Burger (Afrikaans) has a new bi-monthly feature on Litnet called “Boeke met Burger”. In the first episode he and Hein Viljoen talk about NP Van Wuk Louw

 • Tharina Guse and Nicoleen Coetzee (Psychology) contributed to the article “The Psychology of Pandemics” published in the PDBY

 • Tim Forssman (Anthropology and Archaeology) interviewed Grant Hall (Stable Isotope Lab, Mammal Research Institute) for the YouTube series Bones and Stones

 • Christopher Changwe Nshimbi (Political Sciences & GOVINN) appeared in an interview on Voice of the Cape based on his opinion article “Why the African Union has failed to ‘silence the guns’. And some solutions

 • Carlos Tirado Taipe (Ancient and Modern Languages and Cultures) presented “Doing research on university students’ views during a time of civil unrest: a multidimensional arts-informed case study” to a cohort of staff and postgraduate students at the Faculty of Education. The PDF version of the presentation is available here

 • School of the Arts’ “Woza Africa! The 2020 World Congress of Music Therapy commences in South Africa” hosted the World Congress of Music Therapy

 • Karen Harris’ (Historical & Heritage Studies and UP Archives) arranged the annual post-graduate event titled “What’s in the box?” 

 • Leonhard Praeg (Philosophy) participated in a webinar hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation on “Beyond liberty a new social contract

Members of our Faculty have also published the following:


 • Tim Forssman (Anthropology and Archaeology) co-authored an article with Matt Lotter, John Parkington, Jeremy Hollmann, Jessica Angel and Wouter Fourie titled “An introduction to the Stone Age Archaeology of the Polihali Dam Area, Mokhotlong District, Lesotho” in the Journal of African Archaeology

 • Celeste von Fintel and Oscar Eybers (Unit for Academic Literacy) published an article on “Leaps into Cyberspace: A Case Study for Scaffolding Argumentation in a Hybridized Academic Literacy Module” in the International Journal of Learning in Higher Education


Despite the intense exam period, I am happy to see that Carlos Tirado Taipe (Ancient and Modern Languages and Cultures) will present “Student-centered learning of Spanish through e-Tandem: the experience of Mexican and South African students” to the monthly seminar of the Association of Hispanists of Southern Africa. This presentation will provide a preliminary assessment of the conjoined language learning project between UP and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). To receive the link and password for the event please send an email here.



Published by Heather Thuynsma

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