COMMENT: Black Consciousness in South Africa demands a much wider historical lens
Posted on November 22, 2019
This year marks the 42nd anniversary of Black Wednesday, when the apartheid regime banned 18 civic organisations in a targeted attack on media freedom and civil society. Many of these organisations were aligned to the Black Consciousness Movement. The high number of organisations outlawed by the...
New study finds today’s gorillas may be smarter than human ‘ancestors’ of three million years ago
Posted on November 13, 2019
The great apes, including humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans, are very intelligent. But how does the intelligence of living great apes, such as Koko the gorilla, compare with our 3 million-year-old relatives, such as “Lucy” the Australopithecine?
History and Heritage Students feature at Humanities Postgraduate Conference
Posted on November 08, 2019
The research of five of the postgraduate students enrolled in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was showcased at the Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Conference at the Graduate Centre.
International partnership zooms in on UP - business cooperation in support of job creation
Posted on August 21, 2019
Prof Berendien Lubbe as lead researcher on a project has been awarded substantial EU-funding on the Erasmus Plus Capacity Building in Higher Education programme for a three-year period commencing in 2020.
Celebrate Heritage Month in September
Posted on August 19, 2019
Staff and students are welcome to experience and engage the heritage collections at UP
UP Lecturer featured in Al Jazeera documentary
Posted on June 26, 2019
Dr Nisa Paleker, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, was recently interviewed as part of a documentary screened on Al Jazeera
Professor Emeritus Fransjohan Pretorius awarded Jan H Marais Prize
Posted on June 05, 2019
On 29 May Professor Emeritus Fransjohan Pretorius of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was awarded the Jan H Marais Prize at a special function held in Stellenbosch.
Successful IMD Celebrations at the UP Museums
Posted on May 22, 2019
The UP Museums in association with UP Campus Tours hosted a successful scavenger hunt on Friday 17 May 2019 to celebrate International Museum Day