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Argentine Cultural Week 22-26 Jul
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 10 Jul 2014

An invitation to the Argentina Cultural Week 22 to 26 July 2014 in Pretoria, Soweto and Johannesburg.

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Prof De Wet Swanepoel one of four winners from UP in NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards
DUR
Posted on 04 Jul 2014

Four UP researchers have emerged as winners of their respective categories in the NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards Ceremony held at Emperor’s Palace on 3 July 2014.

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Public lecture: Rethinking Development in the 21st Century
Corena Garnas
Posted on 22 May 2014

Presented by Dr Vandana Shiva, world-renowned environmental and gender activist, best-selling author and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award).

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INVITATION: Governance Innovation Week, 2-7 June 2014
Corena Garnas
Posted on 22 May 2014

Join the University of Pretoria in a week-long series of events dedicated to the future of global politics and economic progress in which some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and leading academics will be participating.

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Seminar: South Africa talks climate: energy efficiency - success story or implementation gap?
Corena GARNAS
Posted on 19 May 2014

Sponsored by the German Embassy in Pretoria and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria

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Public lecture: On Religiosity and Commercial Life: A Critique of Posthuman Cultural Economy
Corena Garnas
Posted on 24 Apr 2014

Presented by Professor Chris Gregory, political and economic anthropologist with a joint appointment at the University of Manchester and the Australian National University.

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ANTI-RACISM NETWORK IN HIGHER EDUCATION (ARNHE) Colloquium on 10 April 2014
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 24 Apr 2014

The Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, hosted an Anti-racism Network in Higher Education (ARNHE) Colloquium at the Merensky Library on 10 April 2014.

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Public lecture: ‘Ecologically-based projects to address psychological trauma among vulnerable children in the USA’
Corena Garnas
Posted on 01 Apr 2014

Presented by Professor Cindy Crusto, Associate Professor of Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine.

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Capital Cities public conversation: ‘Debating cities of the South: theories and materialities’
Corena Garnas
Posted on 01 Apr 2014

Presented by Professor Sophie Oldfield, social geographer at the School of Environmental Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town, and Dr Noëleen Murray, architect and humanities scholar, Cities in Transition Research Project, University of the Western Cape


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UP Professor awarded UNESCO-UNU Chair
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 11 Mar 2014

Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, associate professor in the department of Political Sciences and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at UP, has been appointed as Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People by UNESCO in collaboration with the United Nations University.

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Invitation to March seminars by visiting scholar Prof. Dr. Cilliers Breytenbach, Ancient Studies, Berlin, Germany: 18 March
Corena Garnas
Posted on 10 Mar 2014

‘Narrating the death of Jesus in Mark: utterances of the main character, Jesus’, and ‘Early Christianity and modern culture. Remembering through narration. Examples from recent Jesus research’.



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Statement by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria on the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 07 Mar 2014

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria notes with concern the recent passing of legislation in Uganda, the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which criminalises non-heterosexual sexualities and relationships, and anyone who “acts as an accomplice or in any way abets homosexuality”.

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Faculty of Humanities Faculty Research Themes Launch, 27 February
C Garnas
Posted on 11 Feb 2014

The Faculty of Humanities cordially invites you to the formal launch of its Faculty Research Themes (FRTs).

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Humanities Round Table Discussion: The importance of multilingualism, the mother tongue and education
C. Garnas
Posted on 10 Feb 2014

The Faculty of Humanities cordially invites you to a discussion of the importance of multilingualism, using the mother tongue in education and the role they play in academic literacy and higher education.

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Hamba Kahle Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013)
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 09 Dec 2013

The Faculty of Humanities mourns the death of former president Nelson Mandela, but also celebrates his life and legacy.

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Dean of Humanities co-editor of new book on apartheid racism
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 25 Nov 2013

Prof Norman Duncan, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at UP, is one of the editors of a new thought-provoking book on racism, entitled Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Psychosocial Praxis. The book, co-edited by Professor Garth Stevens and Dr Derek Hook will be launched at the end of 2013.

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PUBLIC LECTURE: 2013 WORLD SOCIAL SCIENCES REPORT: 18 Nov
C Garnas
Posted on 04 Nov 2013

CHANGING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTS: STRENGTHENING THE SOCIAL SCIENCES TO HELP SOLVE GLOBAL PROBLEMS

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Faculty`s Research Day and UP Beat Lecture Series
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 25 Oct 2013

The first annual Humanities Faculty Research Day, UP Beat: Critical Humanities Lecture Series and the Researchers of the Year awards.

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Humanities Faculty Research Day
C. Garnas
Posted on 05 Oct 2013

First Annual Humanities Faculty Research Day and UP Beat: Critical Humanities Lecture Series

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Faculty of Humanities Capital Cities Project pre-launch event, 23 July 2013
Corena Garnas
Posted on 02 Sep 2013

On 23 July 2013 the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, welcomed guests at a pre-launch event held to showcase the Capital Cities Project, the University of Pretoria’s newest Institutional Research Theme (IRT).

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Work of postgraduate students recognised
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 29 Aug 2013

The work of postgraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities was formally recognised this month at the Faculty’s first Postgraduate Day, held on 24 August.

The Faculty sponsored a competition among postgraduate students at various levels to recognise excellence in output.

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Humanities Faculty Seminar: 'The Neuroscience of Erogenous Zones'
C Garnas
Posted on 21 Aug 2013

Presented by Oliver Turnbull, Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Bangor University, UK


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Centre for the Study of Aids joins the Faculty of Humanities
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 25 Jun 2013

The Facuty would like to welcome Prof Mary Crewe and staff of the CSA, who is now part of the Faculty.

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Faculty of Humanities’ Mandela Day project: Prof De la Rey donates books
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 19 Jun 2013

During a ceremony held on 4 June 2013, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, donated four books to the Faculty of Humanities as a contribution to their Mandela Day project.

The books she donated were her favourite books during her childhood. She congratulated the Faculty for initiating such a worthy project that would continue to encourage children to read even long after the Mandela Day celebrations have ended. She emphasised the importance of reading as a window to the world and quoted Mr Nelson Mandela, who once remarked that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’.

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New heads of department for Humanities
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 31 Jan 2013

The Faculty would like to congratulate the following members of staff on their appointments:

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Lecture series: 'Africa in world history'
C Garnas
Posted on 24 Jan 2013

Presented by Keith Hart, Visiting Professor in the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, Co-director of the Human Economy Program at the University of Pretoria, and Centennial Professor of Economic Development at the London School of Economics

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Prof Wim Viljoen delivered his inaugural address
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 12 Dec 2012

Prof WD (Wim) Viljoen, Head of the Department of Music, delivered his inaugural address recently. The title was “Turning the page” for the Department of Music: Successes, challenges and strategies in a constantly evolving academic landscape.

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Faculty of Humanities: Appointments
Dean's Office
Posted on 29 Nov 2012

It is with pleasure and an enormous sense of pride that we announce the following appointments in the Faculty of Humanities:

Professor Sakhela Buhlungu as Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies and Ethics
Professor Hennie Stander as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.

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Mellon Foundation Career Development Awards
C Garnas
Posted on 23 Nov 2012

Call for Applications: Support for the next generation of academics in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Seminar: Brazilian Readings: writing the nation and identity
Corena Garnas
Posted on 30 Oct 2012

Presented by the UP Faculty of Humanities and the Embassy of Brazil, Friday 2 November 2012. RSVP 31 Oct.

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Faculty of Humanities Public Conversation Series 2012
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 16 Oct 2012

This year the Faculty of Humanities started their Public Conversation Series.

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Human Economy Programme
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 16 Oct 2012

The Human Economy Group was created as part of an international programme designed to bring back human concerns into economic studies.

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Faculty Seminar "Christian Correspondences: The Secrets of Letter-Writers and Letter-Bearers"
Corena Garnas
Posted on 09 Oct 2012

Presented by Prof Pauline Allen, Director, Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University. Tuesday 23 October 2012.


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Commemorating the ANC at 100: Writing, Remembering and Gendering
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 03 Oct 2012

ANC centenary seminar 26 September 2012

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Seminar: "Unpacking the ‘Home Principle’ - revisted"
Corena Garnas
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

This seminar is a continuation of the first “Home Principle” conversation presented by Prof Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem and will enable participants to delve more deeply into this important and relevant topic.

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Public lecture and dialogue by Barry Gilder, author of Songs & Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance
C Garnas
Posted on 20 Sep 2012

The Faculty of Humanities and Journalism Programme at the University of Pretoria and Jacana Media are pleased to invite you to a public lecture and dialogue by Barry Gilder, author of Songs & Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance, and the South African poet and novelist, Mandla Langa.

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New inter- and trans-disciplinary MA programme in African-European Cultural Relations
Dr Stephan Mühr
Posted on 20 Sep 2012

An exciting new inter- and trans-disciplinary MA programme in African-European Cultural Relations is being launched by the Faculty of Humanities under the leadership of the Department of Modern European Languages at the beginning of 2013.

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New inter- and trans-disciplinary MA programme in African-European Cultural Relations
Dr Stephan Mühr
Posted on 18 Sep 2012

An exciting new inter- and trans-disciplinary MA programme in African-European Cultural Relations is being launched by the Faculty of Humanities under the leadership of the Department of Modern European Languages at the beginning of 2013.

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Write to Life: 21 Sept
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 17 Sep 2012

Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria.

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New inter- and trans-disciplinary MA programme in African-European Cultural Relations
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 17 Sep 2012

Join us now in studying Europe from an African perspective.

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UP Music students win at competition
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

Congratulations

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New inter-disciplinary MA programme starting 2013
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 10 Sep 2012

Join us now in studying Europe from an African perspective.

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Short Course in Employee Assistance Programmes: 5 Oct
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 06 Sep 2012

Continuing education, University of Pretoria.

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The NRF Community Engagement Programme
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 06 Sep 2012

UP Internal Deadline for applications: 21 September 2012

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‘Darwin and the death of Politics’: 7 Sept
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 06 Sep 2012

The Department of Philosophy cordially invites you to a colloquium

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Book launch – Jan Scholtemeijer's 'Plautus praat vlot Afrikaans'
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 28 Aug 2012

Jan Scholtemeijer's 'Plautus praat vlot Afrikaans' was launched during a pleasant function in the Lier Theatre on the campus of the University of Pretoria on Tuesday evening 7 August 2012.

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Seminar: ‘Discussing the Gender Dynamics and Policy Implications of the Child Support Grant’
C Garnas
Posted on 14 Aug 2012

Presented by Prof Leila Patel, Director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg, and the lead researcher of this study. Thursday, 23 August 2012


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Capital City Conversations: 28 Aug
C Garnas
Posted on 01 Aug 2012

An evening of academic and political discussions on the character and future of the City of Tshwane/Pretoria

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Humanities Faculty Seminar: “From Fugitive to Fiction Writer: My Intellectual Odyssey”
C Garnas
Posted on 02 Jul 2012

Presented by James Kilgore, Research Scholar, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, USA. Open invitation - 17 July, 15:30-17:00.

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Faculty Seminar: “Sign language: Cross-ocean(s) perspectives”
C Garnas
Posted on 27 Jun 2012

All are invited to attend - Friday 6 July 2012, 10:00-11:00, HB 7-14.


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AIDS, Politics and Music in South Africa by Dr Fraser McNeill, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, UP
C Garnas
Posted on 24 May 2012

On 15 May, the UP Faculty of Humanities and Cambridge University Press hosted a faculty seminar and book launch to celebrate the publication of Dr McNeill's new book.

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Dept of Anthropology & Archaeology Seminar: "What’s in a copy?”
C Garnas
Posted on 14 May 2012

Presented by Dr Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Prof of Anthropology, University of Brasilia. Friday, 18 May at 11:00-12:30.

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Faculty Seminar Series: The Human Economy Programme: a response to a world in crisis
C Garnas
Posted on 14 May 2012

Presented by Keith Hart, Co-director, Human Economy Programme and Visiting Professor, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, UP. Tuesday, 22 May at 12:30-13:30.

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Seminar & Book Launch: AIDS, Politics, and Music in South Africa by Dr Fraser McNeill
C Garnas
Posted on 03 May 2012

UP Faculty of Humanities and Cambridge University Press invite you to join us on Tuesday 15 May from 15:00-17:00.

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The Humanities Faculty welcomes Prof Norman TF Duncan as Dean
Faculty of Humanities/ Fakulteit Geesteswetenskappe
Posted on 02 May 2012

The Faculty of Humanities welcomed the new Dean, Professor Norman Duncan, earlier this year. Prof Duncan commenced his term as Dean on 1 May 2012.

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Call for Papers: Conference on Southern Modernities, 2-3 April 2012
C Garnas
Posted on 20 Mar 2012

Abstracts for papers devoted to aspects related to Southern Modernities and Modernisms are awaited from all disciplines represented in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

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Faculty Seminar: How to Publish
C GARNAS
Posted on 14 Mar 2012

Presented by Professor Graham Stead, Cleveland University, Ohio, USA. Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 12:00-13:00, Merensky Library Auditorium. All are encouraged to attend!


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Call for Papers: Conference on Southern Modernities, 2-3 April 2012
C GARNAS
Posted on 14 Mar 2012

Abstracts for papers devoted to aspects related to Southern Modernities and Modernisms are awaited from all disciplines represented in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

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Faculty Seminar: International artist Michaël Borremans in conversation with Prof Elfriede Dreyer, Visual Arts: 7 Mar
C GARNAS
Posted on 28 Feb 2012

The Faculty of Humanities, Office of the Dean and Department of Visual Arts invite you to attend a presentation by visiting international artist Michael Borremans and Visual Arts Prof Elfriede Dreyer on 7 March.

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2012 Humanities Faculty Seminar Series
Corena Garnas
Posted on 16 Feb 2012

Southern Modernities: An interdisciplinary discussion. Introduction by: Professor Willie Burger, Dept of Afrikaans. Friday, 2 March 2012.


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Prof Johan Bergh retired
Prof Fransjohan Pretorius
Posted on 25 Jan 2012

Too many achievements to mention. This is the feeling one gets when one looks back on the productive career of Prof Johan Bergh, who retired as head of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies on 31 December 2011 after 26 years in the post.

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'African Sociolinguistics: History, Challenges and Perspectives in the 21st Century': 16 Nov
C Garnas
Posted on 09 Nov 2011

Faculty of Humanities Seminar Series presented by Professor emeritus Dr. Ekkehard Wolff, Chair: African Linguistics (African Languages & Literatures), Leipzig University, Germany


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What does 'township' mean today?: UP Students Town Hall Discussion: 24 Oct
C. Garnas
Posted on 17 Oct 2011

JOIN US to discuss and debate the issues: Monday 24 October, 12:00-13:00

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Faculty of Humanities Seminar Series: 29 Sep
C. Garnas
Posted on 14 Sep 2011

The application of international standards concerning linguistic data representation on textual data of the official African Languages of South Africa.

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Prof Willie Burger delivers his inaugural address
Kotie Odendaal
Posted on 06 Sep 2011

Congratulations to Prof Willie Burger, Head of the Department of Afrikaans, who delivered his inaugural address recently. The title was "Critique Engagée"- Literary Criticism that can change the world - Literary Criticism after Theory.

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Public Conversation 2011: What does 'township' mean today?
Corena Garnas
Posted on 31 Aug 2011

An interdisciplinary discussion with journalists, academics, film-makers and playwrights. Tuesday 13 September 2011, 17h30-19h30, University of Pretoria Hatfield-campus, Sanlam Auditorium, Conference Centre.


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Faculty Seminar Series: Rediscovering the Humanities in SA
C Garnas
Posted on 15 Aug 2011

Join us!
24 August 2011,
16:00-17:30,
Humanities Building 7-14.
Presented by Peter Vale, Professor of Humanities, UJ.

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Faculty Seminar: The South in World Politics
C Garnas
Posted on 01 Aug 2011

Join us!
Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 11h00-13h00, HB 7-14.
Dr Chris Alden, London School of Economics and Political Science & UP



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Faculty Seminar: Positioning, Power/knowledge Relations, and Gender Shape Teaching Practice and Curriculum
C Garnas
Posted on 08 Jul 2011

Open invitation: 18 July 2011, 11:00-13:00, Humanities Building 7-14


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POSTPONED: Faculty Seminar Series - The South in World Politics: now 3 Aug
Corena Garnas
Posted on 07 Jun 2011

Revised date: Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 11:00-13:00, Humanities Building 7-14. Dr Chris Alden, London School of Economics and Political Science & UP.

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Faculty Seminar: The South in World Politics
Corena Garnas
Posted on 31 May 2011

Join us!
Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 11h00-13h00, HB 7-14.
Dr Chris Alden, London School of Economics and Political Science & UP

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Faculty Seminar Series: 'My life in Two Languages'
Office of the Dean
Posted on 20 Apr 2011

Please join the Office of the Dean in welcoming writer Tarek Eltayeb on Tuesday, 3 May 2011.


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Faculty Seminar Series: 'Globalisation and Memory In the Ancient World'
Office of the Dean
Posted on 20 Apr 2011

Please join the Office of the Dean in welcoming Prof Jan Assmann on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

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Dept of Anthropology & Archaeology Seminar Series
Chris Boonzaaier
Posted on 15 Apr 2011

"Banking in the bush": the search for formality in South Africa's rural economy


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(NEW) UP part of career exhibition at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG)
Posted on 30 Mar 2011

The University of Pretoria (UP) was recently invited to be part of a career exhibition at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) in Henley-on-Klip, Meyerton.

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(NEW) New HOD of Communication Pathology
Posted on 18 Jan 2011

Congratulations and welcome to Prof Bart Vinck, newly appointed HOD of Communication Pathology.

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(NEW) Prof Pippa Green's book in top 10
Posted on 18 Jan 2011

Prof Pippa Green's book in top 10 books of the year 2010, selected by Jay Heale for books published in South Africa in 2010 (for young readers).

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Call for Nominations: South African Academy for Science and Arts
Corena Garnas
Posted on 22 Nov 2010

The Academy is calling on UP staff to nominate suitable candidates for the awarding of various Humanities prizes in 2011.

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Inaugural address: Prof Jeanne van Eeden: 4 Nov
Posted on 26 Oct 2010

You are cordially invited to the inaugural address of Prof Jeanne van Eeden

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(NEW) Public Conversations 2010: What makes us South African? 25 Oct
Corena Garnas
Posted on 18 Oct 2010

Join some of SA's most respected speakers for this exciting conversation series designed to encourage public intellectual activity at UP and in the broader community.

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(NEW) Public Conversations 2010: What makes us South African? 25 Oct
Corena Garnas
Posted on 07 Oct 2010

Join some of SA's most respected speakers for this exciting conversation designed to encourage public intellectual activity at UP and in the broader community.

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Public Conversations 2010: What makes us South African? 25 Oct
Corena Garnas
Posted on 04 Oct 2010

Join some of SA's most respected speakers for this exciting conversation series designed to encourage public intellectual activity at UP and in the broader community.

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Humanities Faculty Seminar - 6 October
Corena Garnas
Posted on 28 Sep 2010

Presented by Dr. Thorolf Lipp, Visiting Cultural Anthropologist & Filmmaker - Mediating Anthropological Knowledge: Discussing Tradition, Trends and Technology



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Public Conversations 2010: Where is South Africa Today?
Corena Garnas
Posted on 22 Sep 2010

Join some of SA's most respected speakers for this exciting conversation series designed to encourage public intellectual activity at UP and in the broader community.

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(NEW) Model UN, an academic simulation of the United Nations
Posted on 25 May 2010

The Model UN, an academic simulation of the United Nations, was hosted by the Department of Political Sciences recently. This year's theme was "Revisiting Copenhagen: Special Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Climate Change".

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Invitation to 'The silence that surrounds us': 12 May
Posted on 07 May 2010

Have you ever wondered what speechlessness is really like? From the inside?

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Applications for funding for curriculum community engagement projects: Faculty due date 23 Nov 09
Posted on 03 Nov 2009

The University has again availed funds for curricular community engagement activities associated with teaching modules and research projects.

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Spring Seminar once again a huge success
Posted on 29 Oct 2009

The Spring Seminar for teachers of Afrikaans has been presented by the Department of Afrikaans at UP for several years. This year, the seminar took place on Friday 16 October 2009 and it was attended by approximately 230 teachers. The object of the seminar is to render support to teachers by getting top teachers and educationalists to speak on topics that are near to the heart of Afrikaans teachers for several reasons.

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Outside work: applications for 2010
Posted on 26 Oct 2009

You are kindly requested to send applications for outside work for 2010 to Tracey Andrew, HB7-23.

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CE@UP Short Course on Training Conference Interpreters: 26–30 Oct
Posted on 13 Oct 2009

The course is aimed at training Conference Interpreters and will cater for professional conference interpreters and lecturers and trainers involved in teaching postgraduate conference interpreting at universities and other institutions. The focus is on the principles and practice of professional interpreting. The course will cover some preparatory exercises and techniques used when interpreting, consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting.

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Against Crime Together 5km fun run/walk: 24 Oct 09, at 7am
Posted on 13 Oct 2009

The Criminology Honours Students of the University of Pretoria and the Brooklyn Police invite YOU to join us in a 5km fun run/walk against crime.

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Useful link for the application of UP branding
Posted on 09 Oct 2009

In an endeavour to enhance UP's image by accurately applying the UP brand, Corporate Communication and Marketing has created a branding page on the intranet at the following link:

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Call for contributions for the Sephis E-Magazine: due date 31 Dec
Posted on 09 Oct 2009

Please find below a call for contributions for a special issue of the Sephis E-Magazine.

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Invitation: Open Access Journals Demystified: 21 Oct
Posted on 05 Oct 2009

Please join us for the 2009 international Open Access Day celebration on Wednesday 21 October 2009 from 12:30-14:00 in the Conference Hall 100, Conference Centre, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria.

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Fifth International Conference on the Arts in Society: 22-25 July 2010
Posted on 05 Oct 2009

The International Conference on the Arts in Society and The International Journal of the Arts in Society provide an intellectual platform for the arts and art practices, and enable an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their ontexts in the world - in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities.

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UP's Criminology Honours students plan a marketing day with police: 19 Sep
Posted on 15 Sep 2009

A marketing day is being organised at the Monument Park Shopping Centre by
the University of Pretoria’s Criminology Honours students on Saturday, 19 September 2009. The students are part of the Brooklyn Youth Desk and as young people they want to make a difference in their communities in association with the Brooklyn police.

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Practice-led research in art and design colloquium: 15-16 Oct
Posted on 14 Sep 2009

Exploring the relationship between theory and practice, thinking and making.

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Achievements
Posted on 24 Jul 2009

Congratulations to Charl du Plessis (lecturer in jazz piano) and his music group who have been awarded a R10,000 prize for the best debut production at the recent Volksblad Arts Festival in Bloemfontein!

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Eighth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities: 29 Jun-2 Jul 2010
Tom Nairn, http://www.HumanitiesConference.com/
Posted on 16 Jul 2009

We are very pleased to be holding this year's conference in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles is one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the United States, attracting immigrants and visitors from around the world to its wide range of attractions, activities and professional opportunities.

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UP joins in Youth Day Celebrations at Pretoria Local Remand Detention Centre
Posted on 08 Jul 2009

The University of Pretoria’s Department of Social Work and Criminology is involved in giving back to the community and assisting in the positive rehabilitation of inmates.

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Information Design student excels at Design Achievers Awards
Posted on 01 Jul 2009

The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Humanities is proud to announce that Alexander Melck, a fourth year Information Design student shone as the third runner-up in the 2009 Design Achievers Awards.

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Best Poster Award for Social Work lecturer
Posted on 01 Jun 2009

Congratulations to Dr Charlene Carbonatto, senior lecturer from the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Social Work and Criminology, who won a Best Poster Award during the Seoul International Social Work Conference: Social Work education and practice development in Asia-Pacific.

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UP Anthropology & Archaeology PhD Candidate Wins Prestigious Prize
Posted on 21 May 2009

Tsitsi Masvaure wins Best Oral Presentation Prize at IASSCS conference in Hanoi.

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PEPFAR Fellowship Programme
Posted on 30 Apr 2009

The PEPFAR fellowship Programme is a US funded project that has numerous openings for postgraduate students in nursing, Psychology, IT, HMIS and other specialties.



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Honorary Doctorate awarded to one of the foremost Old Testamentici in the world
Posted on 23 Apr 2009

An honorary doctorate will be awarded to Prof JA (Jimmie) Loader, one of the foremost Old Testamentici in the world and an expert of the languages of the old Middle-East, on 24 April 2009.

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Prof Andries Wessels delivered his inaugural address
Posted on 25 Mar 2009

Prof. Andries Wessels, Head of the Department of English at the University of Pretoria, delivered his inaugural address on 24 March 2009.
The title was “Human kind cannot bear very much reality”: modernist perceptions of time and experience


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International exposure for UP Information Design students
Kotie Odendaal
Posted on 19 Mar 2009

Not many students can boast that their work has been featured on international television, but last month 14 third year Information Design students from the University of Pretoria saw their designs showcased on MTV Base on DSTV, as well as on MTV internationally.



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In demand - UP's Institute for Women's and Gender Studies workshop
Kotie Odendaal
Posted on 10 Mar 2009

The workshops for the project by the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies, Strengthening the Response of Faith-based Organisations to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (conducted in 2008), were so successful that the Institute was approached by an international youth group to present a similar workshop from 3-4 March 2009.

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Postgraduate student of the Department of Music wins overseas music competition
Prof Wim Viljoen
Posted on 03 Mar 2009

Ben Schoeman, an MMus (Performing Arts) student of Prof Joseph Stanford, won the first prize in the piano section of the prestigious Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition in London on 24 February 2009.

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Two Humanities academics received accolades
Kotie Odendaal
Posted on 19 Dec 2008

The Faculty of Humanities boasts two lecturers who received Laureate awards at the Education Innovation Awards gala dinner on 10 November 2008. Dr Estelle Zeeman, lecturer in the Department of Drama, and Mrs Corrie Schumann, lecturer in the Department of Ancient Languages, were the proud recipients of these awards for their exceptional contribution towards Education Innovation at UP.

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University of Pretoria cuts through the top at esteemed Thinkahead Awards 2008
Kotie Odendaal
Posted on 10 Dec 2008

The University of Pretoria was recently accoladed as the Top Institution for 2008 at the highly esteemed seventh annual Sappi Thinkahead Awards, hosted at Carfax in Newtown, Johannesburg. Not only did the institution — which is celebrating a 100 years of excellence — showcase its achievements in grooming the best up-and-coming information designers, but it was further elevated when the evening’s big winner, Barbara Cilliers was awarded the Gold Award for Best Portfolio.

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PROF. BRENDA LOUW DELIVERED HER INAUGURAL ADDRESS
Posted on 07 Nov 2008


Prof. Brenda Louw, Head of the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria, delivered her inaugural address on 27 October 2008.
The title was Communication Pathology: Yesterday and today for tomorrow.


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BA Information Design students shine at the prestigious international D&AD Student Awards
Posted on 30 Jul 2008

This year, three final year BA Information Design students at the University of Pretoria were short-listed for the annual D&AD Student Awards. The D&AD Awards, commonly known as the Yellow Pencils are one of the most internationally respected and prestigious creative awards for the design and advertising industries. The 2008 D&AD Student Awards results were officially announced at the D&AD Student Awards Ceremony in London on 26 June.


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SABS Design Achievers Award
Posted on 25 Jun 2008

Congratulations to Sidhika Sooklal, a fourth-year BA Information Design student at the University of Pretoria, for winning the 2008 SABS Design Achievers Award. The theme of the Design Achievers Award is Hands-on, Minds-on, Hearts-on, and nominations for participation are received from all tertiary design institutions in South Africa.

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Mapungubwe Stories 19 to 24 May 2008
Posted on 22 May 2008

On 19 May 2008, the Department of Drama launched one of its most culturally significant productions of the year, a work that will stand out as part of the centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria.

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The Department of Visual Arts showcases alumni as part of UP's centenary celebrations
Posted on 16 May 2008

As part of the centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria (UP) the Department of Visual Arts is staging two exhibitions that showcase the work of alumni and staff who have made their mark on the local and international design and fine arts landscape.

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Russian Revolution at UP Drama
Posted on 11 Apr 2008

UP Drama is reliving the Russian Revolution with their production of Three Sisters / Drie susters twee.

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The Departments of Drama and Anthropology are trekking to the Mapungubwe archeological site
Posted on 03 Apr 2008

The Departments of Drama and Anthropology are trekking to the Mapungubwe archeological site in Limpopo this week to continue the University of Pretoria's academic and community-conscious work and research on-site.


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