On Friday 16 October 2020, five postgraduate students from the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies delivered papers on their research in Afrikaans at the annual Student Symposium for Social Sciences and Humanities organised by the South African Academy for Science And Arts (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns). This year a virtual symposium was held and 33 students from seven South African universities presented their research.
Dominique Niemand, presented a paper “Bid vir my ma”: ‘n Ondersoek rondom die ervaring van Christen Afrikaanse vroue gedurende die Grensoorlog Geskiedenis; Dominque Verkerk’s paper was entitled “Visualisering van die Suid-Afrikaanse Oorlog deur Fees van die Ongenooides/Feast of the Uninvited en Donkerland Geskiedenis” and Victoria Verkerk, Victoria-Ann Verkerk, “Die COVID-19 pandemie: Virtuele Realiteit die reddende genade vir die toerismebedryf in Suid-Afrika?”
Mrs Karina Sevenhuysen, a lecturer and doctoral student in the Department, received the Prize for the Best Use of Language in her paper on the visualisation of the concepts “model native township” and “paternalism”. Her paper was based on the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words” and that visualisation could result in a more nuanced and deeper understanding of abstract concepts.
Mrs Karina Sevenhuysen