Research News

  • Southern African cross-border tourism in the research spotlight

    Posted on August 10, 2016

    An investigation into cross-border tourist guiding in southern Africa, undertaken by the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria is yielding interesting and surprising results.

  • Department of Historical and Heritage Studies presents a dozen papers at international conference

    Posted on July 21, 2016

    The University of Pretoria's Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was very well represented by staff, postgraduate students and alumni at the Historical Association of South Africa (HASA)'s recent international conference. No less than a dozen research papers emanated from this cohort.

  • Prestigious doctoral scholarship for UP student

    Posted on July 19, 2016

    Ms Sikho Siyotula, who obtained her MA in African European Cultural Relations earlier this year and is currently acting as co-ordinator of the Museum Studies programme at UP, has been offered one of 12 positions in the Minor Cosmopolitanisms Doctoral Research Training Group at the University of...

  • Insightful expert lecture on southern African history presented at UP

    Posted on May 10, 2016

    The 19th lecture in the UP Expert Lecture Series titled 'Sunny Places for Shady Characters'. The Making of Work Class Cultures in Southern Africa's Mining Revolution, c.1886-1914 presented by Prof Charles van Onselen, took place on the University of Pretoria's Hatfield Campus on Wednesday, 20...

  • Rethinking 'Apartheid's Golden Age': South Africa, circa 1966-1979

    Posted on February 01, 2016

    On 20 June 2016, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria will host a colloquium on South Africa's 'long 1970s', defined as the period stretching from the death of Hendrik Verwoerd (1966) to the Soweto uprising and its aftermath.

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