The Department of History is one of the leading History
departments in South Africa. It is currently at the forefront in
teaching and research in visual, public and social history. The
Department is committed to developing new critical interpretations in
the research and teaching of history.
Areas of specialization in
the Department are women and gender studies, public history, visual
history, land and agrarian history, liberation history, urban history,
African history, and teacher education.
The courses offered by
the Department are designed to provide students with critical insights
around the writing and re-writing of history and textual analysis. Our
courses are directed at transformation in society particularly in the
education, land and heritage sectors.