NewsClips (20/11/2020)

Posted on November 21, 2020

Dear Humanities Colleagues


Teaching Excellence Awards

This year the Faculty is pleased to announce the winners of the Teaching Excellence Awards. Please join me in congratulating: 


 • Claire Wagner (Psychology) for her teaching excellence within the MA level NSK804 module in Environmental Psychology, and

 • Duncan Reyburn (Visual Arts) who won the Award for Successful and Innovative Teaching under Exceptional Circumstances for the adaptations he made to his Imaging and Visualisation module ILL201.



Appearances on Media Platforms

 • Tawana Kupe published the article, “Post COVID-19: opportunity for universities to have a rethink” on The Conversation

 • Roland Henwood (Political Sciences) was interviewed on:

 • PretoriaFM to talk about the possibility of a new coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay, as well as the “Super-Wednesday” by-elections that took place last week. He also commented on ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule’s, court appearance, his position in the ANC, and the factions in the ANC

 • SAFM as part of the world view update 

 • Beeld to discuss the by-elections and the ANC’s position

 • Hayley Cundill (Archaeology and Anthropology) presented her paper, “Making the Body Beautiful: Aesthetic Medicine and Labiaplasty in South Africa” to the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine(University of Manchester) PhD Lunchtime Seminar

 • Jonathan Okeke Chimakonam (Philosophy) presented “How might we regulate the use of ICT in Africa: A proposal for the ezumezu moral paradigm” at the World Philosophy Day International Conference 2020

 • Thaddeus Metz (Philosophy) discussed “A Reconciliation Theory of Legal Punishment” at the KJuris & KCrim Seminar

 • Jenni Lauwrens (Visual Studies) wrote the article, “Embodiment and sensory experience in the time of COVID-19” which was published on the UP Website

 • Karli Brittz (Visual Studies) wrote "Department of Visual Arts First-Years excel at ‘Art from Home’ and the Getty Museum Challenge" which appeared on the UP Website

 • Rory du Plessis’ (Visual Studies) article “Activating agents of change in the Anthropocene" was posted on the UP Website 

 • Karen Harris (Historical and Heritage Studies) was the guest speaker at Pretoria Boys Hight School Remembrance Day Assembly commemorating 75 years of the end of the Second World war

 • Nisa Paleker and Jaco Bothma (Historical & Heritage Studies) hosted a virtual screening of a collection of short films researched, produced, scripted, edited and narrated by the 2020 cohort of History Honours students in the module GES 715: World History in World Cinema. This also included the screening of its first MA coursework short film by Burger Foster on the history of the Masha people of Kalkfontein

 • Marc Wegerif (Anthropology & Archaeology) hosted a webinar to discuss the cannabis bill

 • De Wet Swanepoel (Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology) discussed the department’s formal designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for the prevention of deafness and hearing loss on the UP website

 • Abdi Ismail Samatar (Political Sciences) wrote an op-ed, “Ethiopia’s war: The last gasp of minority ethnic chauvinism and pseudo-democracy” that was published on the Daily Maverick



Publications on academic platforms:

 • Hester du Plessis (Dean’s office) published the following:

 • A consensus study, “The Evolving Science Advisory Landscape in Africa” in collaboration with the Nigeria Academy of Science.  

 • Co-edited the book, “Savoirs de la Précarité / knowledge from precarity”. Editions des archives contemporaines.

 • Co-published “Protecting the ‘critical’ humanities and social sciences”, in Communication and Language



Scheduled Events:

 • Fine Arts Programme is hosting its First Years’ exhibition “Face to Face…Not! Alter Ego online sculpture project” at the Artbox Gallery (86 Skilpad Road, Monumen, Pretoria, 0105) between 21-18 November 2020


 • Department of Afrikaans is hosting a virtual book launch for their publication “Onverdrote vlyt: ‘s Geskiedenis in beeld van die Department Afrikaans, Universiteit van Pretoria, 1908-2020”. Click here to join the session on 26 November 2020 at 11:00


 • Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication will be hosting a webinar on 30 November 2020 at 13:00 on the theme "Strategies to include persons with communication disabilities: International perspectives". Click here to RSVP.

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