Passing of Professor Hans Boon, former Registrar and Professor Emiritus in Information Science
Posted on May 05, 2021
The University of Pretoria is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Hans Boon at his Pretoria home on 30 April 2021. He was 75.
Department of Information Science staff celebrate virtual Autumn graduation for 2021
Posted on May 04, 2021
On 20 April 2021, selected staff members of the Department of Information Science graduated via a virtual Autumn graduation ceremony for the School of Information Technology.
Lecturer in the Department of Information Science wins Teaching and Learning Award
Posted on April 12, 2021
Annique Smith, lecturer and package coordinator for Multimedia studies in the Department of Information Science, has won the Teaching and Learning Award. This award is given by the faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology, at the University of Pretoria.
Department of Information Science successfully hosted the Carnegie Capstone Conference 2019.
Posted on April 12, 2021
The Carnegie Capstone Conference was hosted by the Department of Information of the University of Pretoria, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, from 25-29 March 2019.
Professor Archie Dick receives praise for his continued seminal research on South Africa’s book and reading culture
Posted on March 24, 2021
Professor Archie Dick’s, former head of department of Information Science, influential work on book and reading culture is renowned. His book, The Hidden History of South Africa’s Book and Reading Culture published in 2012, was again used to demonstrate the command Prof Dick has in...
Two associate professors present paper at UNILISA 2021 conference
Posted on March 11, 2021
Associate professors Marlene Holmner (package coordinator for the BIS Information Science degree) and Beth le Roux (package coordinator for the BIS Publishing degree) presented a paper titled Embracing online education during the COVID19 pandemic: a case study of the Department of Information...
The Department of Information Science, Department of Mining Engineering, and Exxaro have come together to establish the Exxaro chair in XR Technology.
Posted on March 10, 2021
Thanks to Exxaro, one of the top five coal producers in South Africa and a constituent of the JSE’s Top 40 index, and the initiative and hard work of Prof. Ronny Webber-Youngman and Mr Jannie Maritz from the Department of Mining Engineering, as well as Mr Koos de Beer from the Department of...
Two professors in the Department of Information Science published books in Elements in Book and Publishing Culture series.
Posted on February 26, 2021
Two professors in the Department of Information Science, Archie Dick and Elizabeth le Roux, published books in Cambridge University Press’s Elements in Book and Publishing Culture series towards the end of 2020. The series presents new research on print and reading cultures in Africa, from...