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.
UP’s Faculty of Humanities – 100 not out!
Posted on May 31, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Humanities is celebrating its centenary throughout 2019 – but the Faculty paid a special tribute to its history on 27 May, in commemoration of the day that it was first established in 1919.
Successful IMD Celebrations at the UP Museums
Posted on May 22, 2019
The UP Museums in association with UP Campus Tours hosted a successful scavenger hunt on Friday 17 May 2019 to celebrate International Museum Day
American Students from University of Florida at UP Again
Posted on May 14, 2019
Just on a decade and half ago the University of Florida (UF) chose UP as a partner in their study abroad program to South Africa.
The Role of the Past and Future in the South African Economy: A South Africa – Germany Research Collaboration
Posted on May 09, 2019
On 6 May 2019, PD Dr (habil) Juergen Schraten gave a seminar on ‘The role of the past and the future in the present South African economy’ in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies.
UP’s Department of Historical & Heritage Studies acknowledges top achievers at annual award ceremony
Posted on May 03, 2019
Recently, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies held its annual award ceremony to reward outstanding performances by the students in the department at both undergraduate and honours levels.
Celebrating 16 years of UP Campus Tours
Posted on May 03, 2019
It’s time once again for the University of Pretoria Campus Tours (UPCT)! The annual initiative involves a group of new graduates taking up the challenge of running and managing an income-generating business by offering tours of Hatfield Campus.
Dr. Michel’s book lauded by leading international scholars
Posted on April 29, 2019
Dr Eddie Michel, a Research Associate in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies has been feted for his recent book entitled The White House and White Africa: Presidential policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI era of 1965-79.
UP Museums Book Prize awarded to top three honours students
Posted on April 24, 2019
On Friday 12 April 2019 the annual awards ceremony of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies took place in the Library Auditorium. As part of this ceremony, three graduating Honours students in the field of Heritage and Cultural Tourism were awarded the UP Museum Book Award.