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Department of Historical & Heritage Studies

Welcome to the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies.

The Department of History was founded in 1908 as one of the first academic departments at the University of Pretoria (previously known as the Transvaal University College). The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies has its origins in the Department of History and the Department of Cultural History, which were established in 1909 and 1930 respectively. These two departments amalgamated in 1988 to become the Department of History and Cultural History. The name was changed to the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the end of 2001, so as to more accurately reflect the additional disciplines and fields of study in which the Department is involved – Heritage and Cultural Tourism, and Heritage and Museum Studies.

The Department has as its goal the education and training of students with the general aim of academic growth, and the ultimate development of historians, museologists and specialists in the field of heritage and cultural tourism, as well as professional training for a variety of other professions.

 

News

Tourist Guiding Practical Exam EFK 310: Gauteng - 12/09/2014
From Department of Historical & Heritage Studies

The 3rd of August marked the final obstacle in being registered as Gauteng Tourist guides. It was a bright and early start for us on a Sunday morning, all patiently waiting on campus, until it was time to board the huge luxury bus.

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UPís History troops return from a successful mission in Durban - 10/07/2014
From Department of Historical & Heritage Studies

Postgraduate masters students, along with members of staff, from the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at UP, attended the Biennial Historical Association of South Africa (HASA) 2014 Conference from the 26th-28th June 2014.

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