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  • Three history and heritage students receive their doctorates at Spring Graduation

    Posted on September 05, 2016

    The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was extremely proud to see three of its students being conferred their doctorates at the Spring Graduation Ceremony. The three students were all supervised by Professor Alois Mlambo, Head of the Department.

  • One of SA's most extensive ceramics collections housed in the Faculty of Humanities

    Posted on August 17, 2016

    The University of Pretoria curates and manages one of the most extensive ceramic collections in South Africa.

  • Southern African cross-border tourism in the research spotlight

    Posted on August 10, 2016

    An investigation into cross-border tourist guiding in southern Africa, undertaken by the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria is yielding interesting and surprising results.

  • Department of Historical and Heritage Studies presents a dozen papers at international conference

    Posted on July 21, 2016

    The University of Pretoria's Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was very well represented by staff, postgraduate students and alumni at the Historical Association of South Africa (HASA)'s recent international conference. No less than a dozen research papers emanated from this cohort.

  • Prestigious doctoral scholarship for UP student

    Posted on July 19, 2016

    Ms Sikho Siyotula, who obtained her MA in African European Cultural Relations earlier this year and is currently acting as co-ordinator of the Museum Studies programme at UP, has been offered one of 12 positions in the Minor Cosmopolitanisms Doctoral Research Training Group at the University of...

  • Enterprises UP supports Campus Tours entrepreneurs

    Posted on July 04, 2016

    UP Campus Tours (UPCT) will soon be sporting newly branded gear while offering its professional tours on Campus, thanks to a sponsorship by Enterprises University of Pretoria.

  • Insightful expert lecture on southern African history presented at UP

    Posted on May 10, 2016

    The 19th lecture in the UP Expert Lecture Series titled 'Sunny Places for Shady Characters'. The Making of Work Class Cultures in Southern Africa's Mining Revolution, c.1886-1914 presented by Prof Charles van Onselen, took place on the University of Pretoria's Hatfield Campus on Wednesday, 20...

  • Launch of landmark publication by Dr Thula Simpson

    Posted on May 05, 2016

    A landmark book titled Umkhonto we Sizwe: the ANC's armed struggle, written by Dr Thula Simpson, a lecturer in Historical Studies at the University of Pretoria, was recently launched at the Merensky 2 Library on the Hatfield Campus.

  • Professor Karen Harris lectures University of Delaware students

    Posted on February 02, 2016

    Professor Karen Harris presented a series of eight lectures on South African history to a group of students from the University of Delaware, USA. This is the twentieth year Prof Harris has lectured Delaware students and it forms an integral part of their Study Abroad program

  • Rethinking 'Apartheid's Golden Age': South Africa, circa 1966-1979

    Posted on February 01, 2016

    On 20 June 2016, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria will host a colloquium on South Africa's 'long 1970s', defined as the period stretching from the death of Hendrik Verwoerd (1966) to the Soweto uprising and its aftermath.

  • Prof Alois Mlambo appointed as mentor in NIHSS National Doctoral Mentoring Programme

    Posted on September 04, 2015

    Professor Alois Mlambo, Head of Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been appointed by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) as a mentor in the National Doctoral Mentoring Programme.

  • UP’s research conserves valuable museum collection

    Posted on April 07, 2015

    Priceless Iron Age artefacts from the Unesco World Heritage Sites of Mapungubwe and K2 have been conserved and are being exhibited by an expert team of specialists and researchers from the University of Pretoria.

  • UP PhD candidate designer of SA flag

    Posted on May 10, 2014

    Along with the twenty year celebration of South Africa's democracy comes the celebration of its new flag. The designer of the flag, Fred Brownell, is currently enrolled for his PhD in History in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the Uni

  • Postgraduate Students Crossing Boundaries in Tourism Research

    Posted on April 04, 2014

    The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was once again invited to showcase their growing research capacity at the annual research colloquium of the National Department of Tourism (NDT). The UP Department was well represented by the team members

  • UP address at International Tourist Guides’ Day Celebrations

    Posted on February 21, 2014

    To celebrate International Tourist Guides’ Day on 21 February the National Department of Tourism (NDT) held a conference which was jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in Kwazulu-Natal.

  • Postgraduates attend Mellon Funded Skills Workshop

    Posted on November 18, 2013

    Eight postgraduates from the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies were invited to participate in the Mellon Foundation funded Postgraduate Skills Workshop hosted by the Archive for Contemporary Affairs at the University of the Free State this wee

  • Seminar: 24 October 2013

    Posted on October 21, 2013

    The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies invites you to our forthcoming departmental seminar on Thursday 24 October from 1-3 p.m. in HSB 18-26. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Clement Masakure. Dr. Masakure is a Postdoctoral Research F

  • Master

    Posted on October 09, 2013

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  • UP Campus Tours celebrates a decade of serving heritage

    Posted on September 30, 2013

    In a fitting conclusion to Heritage month, the honours students enrolled for Heritage and Cultural Tourism in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies celebrated ten years of UP Campus tours (UPCT). On Saturday 28 September postgraduate students

  • Seminar: 12 September

    Posted on September 09, 2013

    The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies invites you to a seminar

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