UP academics participate in SUCSESS project aimed at reducing youth unemployment
Posted on June 25, 2020
In looking at ways to contribute towards solving the youth unemployment problem, the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Historical and Heritage Studies in the Faculty of Humanities has partnered with five other universities, both local and international, in a comprehensive...
Congratulations to our Graduates of 2020!!
Posted on April 20, 2020
The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) wishes to congratulate all its students that graduated in the virtual Autumn graduation ceremony of 2020.
Prof Karen Harris encourages tourist guides to focus on local and cross-border market
Posted on March 23, 2020
Prof Karen Harris, Head of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS), was invited to speak at the 2020 International Tourist Guide Day Celebrations held at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.
A-rated Historian delivers lecture to UP history students
Posted on March 10, 2020
Professor Charles van Onselen, a National Research Foundation (NRF) A-rated scholar, delivered a guest lecture on Friday 14 February 2020 to third year history students in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS).
My children, you are permitted in time of great danger to walk with the Devil until you have crossed the bridge
Posted on February 24, 2020
On the 19th February 2020, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies hosted a seminar entitled “My children, you are permitted in time of great danger to walk with the Devil until you have crossed the bridge: President Truman, apartheid and the early Cold War" presented by Dr. Eddie...
Innovations in UP History Honours attracts wide interest
Posted on February 24, 2020
Prof Karen Harris of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) and Dr Ria van der Merwe of the UP Archives (UPA) were invited by the Independent Examination Board (IEB) to present a paper on a project they developed for the History Honours students
The Night Trains – on track for awards
Posted on January 21, 2020
Professor Charles van Onselen, a Research Professor in the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria and a Research Associate of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies has published his most recent book, The Night Trains.
Gerda Henkel Foundation in support of the University of Pretoria and University of Giessen Research Collaboration
Posted on January 20, 2020
In November 2019, post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies Dr Sean Maliehe and his research partners Dr (habil) Juergen Schraten and Dr Carmen Ludwig, were awarded a prestigious Gerda Henkel Foundation research grant to support their new collaborative research...
COMMENT: Misguided notions about 'coloureds' and 'colouredness'
Posted on January 20, 2020
In spite of dramatic constitutional changes, South Africans remain stuck in the apartheid ways of thinking and relating to each other, living in a society fragmented by racial discourse, and continuing to talk about four distinct “races”.
A Quarter century of UP and the University of Delaware study abroad program
Posted on January 13, 2020
The year 2020 marks a quarter century of the collaboration between the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and University of Delaware’s (UD) Study Abroad program.
Film in history / History in film Conference
Posted on December 02, 2019
The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria will be hosting a "Film in history / History in film" Conference from 2 - 4 April 2020.
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.
UP Campus Tours celebrate Humanities 100 with a “Walk Back in Time”
Posted on October 25, 2019
The Heritage and Cultural Tourism honours students in Department of Historical and Heritage Studies who manage University of Pretoria Campus Tours (UPCT) hosted a “Walk Back in Time” on 17 October 2019.
Department of Historical and Heritage Studies ranked highly by UNESCO for Intangible Cultural Heritage
Posted on September 10, 2019
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), ranked the University of Pretoria’s (UP), Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) among the top tertiary education institutions in Southern Africa for its continued promotion of Intangible Cultural...
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.