‘In Gods Naam’: Unsettling sacred cows and asking questions about the role of the NGK in endorsing apartheid policy
Posted on October 22, 2020
Religion remains more closely linked to politics than most people would like to admit, said panellists during a discussion following the Cape Town premiere of In Gods Naam, a short documentary directed by Dr Siona O’Connell, of the University of Pretoria (UP).
UP partners with SA Heritage Publishers to bring ancestral stories to a wider readership
Posted on October 06, 2020
UP has partnered with South African Heritage Publishers to contribute to their series of illustrated history books called Our Story that offers fascinating insight into the lives of South Africa’s ancestral people. Read more:
‘Heritage Day must acknowledge the trauma of the dispossessed’
Posted on September 24, 2020
This pandemic has revealed the deep fault lines in democratic South Africa, but, equally, it has opened up a crucial opportunity to think deeply about who we are and how we have come to be here.
Heritage Day 2020 – Message from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Posted on September 23, 2020
Heritage Day on 24 September is an opportunity to celebrate the unique and diverse histories and cultures which have come to form the basis of South Africans’ post-apartheid national identity.
What to look out for this Heritage Month at the UP Museums
Posted on September 17, 2020
As South Africa celebrates Heritage Month in September, a special focus is placed on museums and other cultural institutions whose mandate is to act as custodians of our collective artistic heritage.
UP’s Library Services Department and Humanities Faculty host Mind-Altering Books webinar
Posted on September 15, 2020
The Department of Library Services and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently hosted the annual Mind-Altering Books webinar. The event is typically held in recognition of National Book Week, which runs from 2 to 8 September annually, and is hosted to inculcate a...
UP and University of Leeds collaborate on digital project to teach kids about COVID-19
Posted on August 18, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Leeds are working together on a project to determine if children between eight and 12 years old can learn about COVID-19 through a storybook and/or by playing an online game.
Theatre in the time of COVID-19: Should the show go on?
Posted on August 12, 2020
The cultural and creative industries sector has, undoubtedly, been hit the hardest by the pandemic. In fact, UNESCO called the situation a “cultural emergency” on a global scale.