Newsbank hits record high
Posted on October 08, 2021
Newsbank, a collection of digitised and searchable primary sources available in the UP Library, had a record number of hits in September 2021 totalling 21 177, an all time UP high!
National Geographic Society names UP alumna among its 15 Emerging Explorers for 2021
Posted on July 30, 2021
Congratulations to Dr Keneiloe Molopyane for being selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer! The 15 individuals are chosen for conducting innovative work in everything from ocean exploration to understanding the past through archaeology. Dr Molopyane chats about her research and...
History Postgraduates excel at 3rd “What’s in the box?” presentation
Posted on July 09, 2021
The History Honours students in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) were once again the proud presenters of the annual archives project that forms part of one of their core research and methodology modules.
Celebrating World Environment Day with Miss Eco International, Gizzelle Uys
Posted on June 25, 2021
World Environment Day, which we celebrate on 5 June this year, is a day that focuses on the environment and ecosystem restoration. This year kicks off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030). As the environment continues to suffer at the hands of humans, forests, peatlands and...
Why does 16 June still matter in our democracy?
Posted on June 25, 2021
Remembering Sam Mzima’s iconic photograph of Hector Pieterson, memorialised at the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum in Soweto, the Soweto Poet Laureate Ingoapele Madingoane’s poem Africa my beginning, Africa my ending, and Ingrid Jonker’s The child who was shot dead...
“Booking you thesis”: Impressive turnout for Professor Charles van Onselen’s seminar presentation
Posted on June 14, 2021
The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and the Faculty of Humanities hosted a talk given by Professor Charles van Onselen on 7 June 2021
UP remembers Bulhoek Massacre 100 years later
Posted on May 31, 2021
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at UP and the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study co-hosted a virtual centenary commemoration of the Bulhoek Massacre of 1921.
Dr Michel offers new perspectives on American relationship with Apartheid South Africa
Posted on May 27, 2021
On 3 May 2020, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies hosted a seminar by Dr. Eddie Michel entitled “‘You haven’t been too horrible to us recently.’ Lyndon B. Johnson and apartheid South Africa”.