Research News

  • DHHS Professor Simpson takes top honours at Humanities and Social Science Awards

    Posted on April 08, 2022

    The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies is exceptionally proud to announce that Professor Thula Simpson’s book entitled History of South Africa: From 1902 to the Present published in August 2021 won the prestigious National Institute for the Humanities and Social Science (NIHSS)...

  • DHHS departs for Finland for Erasmus SUCSESS project workshop

    Posted on April 04, 2022

    Seven members of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies departed for Helsinki, Finland.

  • UP SUCCESS at Erasmus SUCSESS Hackathon

    Posted on February 07, 2022

    In early February UP Academics and Career Services participated in a four-day Erasmus SUCSESS Project workshop focusing on university education and students’ employability. They also competed in a Hackathon.

  • 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[1], the Soweto Poet Laureate[2] Ingoapele Madingoane’s poem Africa my beginning, Africa my ending,[3] and Ingrid Jonker’s The child who was shot dead...

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