History and Heritage Students feature at Humanities Postgraduate Conference

Posted on November 08, 2019

The Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Conference that took place on 23 October 2019 showcased the research of five postgraduate students enrolled in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies.

Heritage PhD candidate Victoria Verkerk presented on “Visual tourism: the new frontier or the end of the journey?”. Masters’ student Liezie Calitz did a presentation on “The invisible made visible: Disability tourism in South Africa – a comparative perspective”. Honours student Danolien van den Berg presented a paper on “Indigenous Storytelling: Augmenting a new reality?”.

Rachel Botes, a History Masters’ student presented her paper on “The South African Milk Tart – Origins and Originality”, and History Honours student Giné Gebhardt gave a paper on “The elephant in the room: tracking the legal history in South Africa to 1975”.

All five students are being supervised by Prof Karen Harris. The students said it was a good experience to prepare a presentation for this forum and all thoroughly enjoyed the keynote address by Prof Molly Brown and the advice she gave. They are also grateful to the Postgraduate Committee and Prof Maxi Schoeman as Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Studies for the opportunity presented by the event, as well as to Tracey Andrew and Dorcas Mokalapa who organized the event. 

Published by Ian Macqueen

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