‘The Rivonia Generation and the turn to armed struggle in South Africa’ conference
Posted on April 24, 2019
On 26-27 March, Associate Professor Thula Simpson joined with Nic Wolpe, the CEO of the Liliesleaf Trust, to co-host a two-day conference on ‘The Rivonia Generation and the turn to armed struggle in South Africa’.
UP Professor addresses Travel and Tourism Research Association’s 2019 European Chapter Conference
Posted on April 23, 2019
Professor Berendien Lubbe, a Research Associate of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies presented a paper to the Travel and Tourism Research Association’s 2019 European Chapter Conference
UP presents at the 7th Annual NDT Research Seminar
Posted on April 16, 2019
The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) once again represented the University of Pretoria (UP) at the 7th Annual National Department of Tourism’s (NDT) Research Seminar, held at the Southern Sun Hotel in Pretoria on 15 March 2019.
Japanese tourism students from Rikkyo University enjoy a UP campus tour
Posted on March 15, 2019
Tourism students from Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan were taken on a tour of the Hatfield Campus by two members of UP Campus Tours, Thando Mthimkulu and Danolien van den Berg
UP Emeritus professor sets 'record straight' on Concentration Camps in the South African War
Posted on March 07, 2019
Professor Fransjohan Pretorius, an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, published an article to The Conversation in February 2019 in response to comments made by British Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg on the South African or Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902).
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visits Javett-UP
Posted on February 20, 2019
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visited the University of Pretoria recently for a preview of the Javett-UP as construction of this new home for African art at the university’s Hatfield Campus nears completion.
Dr Michel awarded the prestigious Arthur M. Schlesinger Fellowship
Posted on February 11, 2019
Research Fellow in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, Dr Eddie Michel, was awarded a highly competitive Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Fellowship by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Foundation.
UP professor a keynote speaker at World Federation of Tourist Guides Association Convention
Posted on February 09, 2019
Ideas around cross-border tourism, indigenous storytelling, and film tourism were the focus of a keynote address delivered at the recent World Federation of Tourist Guides Association (WFTGA) Convention by Professor Karen Harris, Head of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Historical...
Postgrad research takes centre stage at UP ‘Tourism, Travel and Trends’ colloquium
Posted on November 22, 2018
“One in 10 jobs in South Africa is directly or indirectly linked to tourism,” said Gillian Saunders, Special Advisor to Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom, at the recent postgraduate heritage and cultural tourism colloquium “Tourism, Travel and Trends”, adding that tourism...
UP Historical Studies research fellow awarded three grants from US foundations
Posted on November 20, 2018
Dr Eddie Michel, a research fellow in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria, was recently awarded three prestigious research grants from presidential foundations in the United States. Dr Michel will use the grants – from the Gerald R Ford, Harry S...
Heritage tour for Heritage Month!
Posted on October 19, 2018
In celebration of Heritage Month the UP Campus Tours team conducted a tour for guests from the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SARHA) and the National Heritage Council.
Students in Department of Historical and Heritage Studies meet international academic
Posted on September 25, 2018
Undergraduate classes in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies include guest lectures by highly acclaimed academics and by industry leaders.
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.