DHHS hosts annual award ceremony
Posted on May 13, 2022
On 4 May 2022 the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies held its annual awards ceremony.
#UPGraduation2022: UP history student overcomes disability challenges to graduate cum laude
Posted on May 09, 2022
“If you remain optimistic with clear goals, you can achieve anything” – UP history student Rudolph Boraine who overcame disability challenges to obtain an honours degree cum laude, having written his research report on the history of the koeksister.
DHHS Celebrates its Graduates
Posted on May 05, 2022
On 4 May 2022 in the Autumn Graduation the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies saw many of its postgraduate students pass the finish line.
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.
DHHS co-hosts ATLAS Africa Conference
Posted on February 18, 2022
On 14 February 2022 (Valentine’s Day), the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria (UP) co-hosted the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research’s (ATLAS) Africa Conference.
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.
International Webinar: ATLAS AFRICA in collaboration with UPCT 2021
Posted on December 01, 2021
The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS), the global association established to develop transnational educational and research initiatives in tourism and leisure, hosted a webinar in collaboration with the 2021 University of Pretoria Campus Tours (UPCT) team on...
Prof Harris speaks to over a thousand tourist guides at NDT lecture series
Posted on October 19, 2021
The Head of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and the Director of the University of Pretoria Archives, Prof Karen Harris, was one of two guest speakers in the Online Lecture Series for Tourist Guides held on 14 October 2021.
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!
Technological Transformation in Heritage and Tourism webinar a success
Posted on September 28, 2021
As Heritage and Tourism Month draws to a close, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) and the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) reflected on the impact that new technologies have on the conservation of heritage resources and visitors experiences of these resources.
Historical and Heritage Studies celebrates Heritage Month
Posted on September 09, 2021
In September South Africans celebrate their cultural heritage with a public holiday. The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies is hosting initiatives and participating in events related to both natural and cultural heritage and tourism.
Dr Keneiloe Molopyane: EFK student turned Explorer
Posted on August 06, 2021
The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies is extremely proud that in early 2021, UP alumni Dr. Keneiloe Molopyane was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
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, the Soweto Poet Laureate Ingoapele Madingoane’s poem Africa my beginning, Africa my ending, and Ingrid Jonker’s The child who was shot dead...
UP Humanities Academic Dr Glen Ncube co-hosts a youth learning workshop on Youth Month
Posted on June 17, 2021
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Historical and Heritage Studies lecturer, Dr. Glen Ncube, recently co-hosted a youth research and learning workshop with the University of the Free State’s Dr Faith Mkwananzi, in Pretoria, from 13 – 17 June.
#UPYouthMonth: Why does 16 June still matter in our democracy? UP student explores the enduring relevance of the uprising
Posted on June 15, 2021
16 June 1976 should serve as a stark reminder of the power and agency of young people when they face a colossal threat to their future, such as South Africa is once again teetering on, writes UP postgraduate student Edwin Smith.
“Booking you thesis”: Impressive turnout for Professor Charles van Onselen’s seminar presentation
Posted on June 14, 2021
The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and the Faculty of Humanities hosted a talk given by Professor Charles van Onselen on 7 June 2021