Department of History Department of History

Department of History

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Welcome to the Department of History


The Department of History is a vibrant and cutting edge unit within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg.  Our staff members come from across the country and all have doctoral degrees including from the University of the Witwatersrand, North West University, University of Texas, Cambridge University, University of Michigan, University of  Cape Town. Our fields of interest include the history of gender, African History, the history of narcotics, Early Cape History and the economic history of South Africa. The staff in our department are all active publishers.  We teach a large number of undergraduates and have a well-supported and vibrant postgraduate programme.