Heritage Month: Building support for the Heritage Economy
Posted on September 21, 2018
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Historical and Heritage Studies in the Faculty of Humanities recently held a seminar together with the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) and the National Heritage Council (NHC).
Professor Mlambo delivers keynote address at the University of Bologna
Posted on September 14, 2018
The Fifth Biennial Conference of the Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI) the theme of which was "Plural Africa. Politics, Knowledge and Social dynamics in Time and Space", invited Professor Alois Mlambo, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies to...
National tourism exposure for our researchers
Posted on August 31, 2018
The seventh Biennial International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) and second International Tourism Educators South Africa (TESA) Conference was held in the City of Tshwane, South Africa from 6 – 10 August 2018.
2018 Departmental Awards Function
Posted on July 17, 2018
On 12 April 2018 the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was proud to celebrate the achievements of its outstanding, top-achieving students.
Colloquium on 'Rhodesia to Zimbabwe: The Diplomacy of Isolation and Liberation under UDI'
Posted on July 17, 2018
On 27-28 June 2018, Dr Thula Simpson and Dr Eddie Michel from the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria hosted a colloquium entitled ‘Rhodesia to Zimbabwe: The Diplomacy of Isolation and Liberation under UDI’.
International Museum Month a great success: connecting to new audiences
Posted on May 31, 2018
International Museum Day was celebrated at the UP Museums during the month of May.
Film tourism study makes news
Posted on May 29, 2018
Lecturers Charlene Herselman and Hannes Engelbrecht gave a presentation in Cape Town recently outlining the potential of film tourism for South Africa.
Museums Scavenger Hunt
Posted on May 11, 2018
UP Campus Tours is holding a scavenger hunt in collaboration with the UP Museums in order to celebrate International Museum Day on 18 May.
Renowned Indian Historian Romila Thapar receives honorary doctorate from UP
Posted on May 09, 2018
Historian Romila Thapar was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria on 8 May 2018. Thapar, one of India’s foremost public intellectuals, was presented with the award earlier this year by the Faculty of Humanities as she is unable to travel to South Africa.
Dr Siona O'Connell wins prestigious book award
Posted on April 02, 2018
Senior Lecturer, Siona O'Connell was awarded a prestigious Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Award
Timol Inquest Provides Cause for Reflection
Posted on November 02, 2017
In a recent article in The Conversation, Dr Ian Macqueen pointed to the significance of the Timol Inquest.
'Museums beyond walls' – a public sculpture route at UP
Posted on October 02, 2017
In October 2017, the Department of UP Arts would like to highlight the unique public sculpture route at the University as a means of extending 'museums beyond walls'.
Prof Charles van Onselen receives prestigious HSRC award
Posted on September 29, 2017
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has awarded the Annual Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities to Prof Charles van Onselen from the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria.
World Tourism Day: Making Sustainable Tourism a Reality
Posted on September 27, 2017
World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September 2017 and this year the theme is 'Sustainable Tourism — a Tool for Development'.
Past and present stories of Africa
Posted on September 21, 2017
September is Heritage Month. In celebration of our continent and our country's rich history and heritage, we have published a new feature focussing on the past and present stories of Africa on the Research Matters website.
Campus Tours featured on Perdeby
Posted on September 18, 2017
Campus Tours provided a tour of the Old Arts Building for two Perdeby journalists
Moya moya moya moya
Posted on August 31, 2017
31 August is African Traditional Medicine Day. According to Dr Bosco Bae, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UP, however, the day is meaningless unless its value and history is recognised.
Prof Mlambo interviewed for International Podcast
Posted on August 25, 2017
Emeritus Professor and Acting Head of Department, Professor Alois Mlambo, was interviewed for the Michigan State University podcast series, Africa Past and Present.
The Javett-UP: Signaling a new landmark in the City of Tshwane
Posted on August 16, 2017
Residents of Pretoria woke up to a new landmark on Monday morning after seven massive beams, each 33,55 m in length and weighing 71 tons, were installed over the weekend to construct a bridge across Lynnwood Road.
Footsteps Along the Tracks project uncovers largely forgotten cultural heritage
Posted on August 02, 2017
UP and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands present the Footsteps Along the Tracks project, which uncovers the largely forgotten cultural heritage represented by the Netherlands South African Railways Company (NZASM).