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02 September 2017

HSRC honours Charles van Onselen


Pretoria, Friday 1 September 2017 – Professor Charles van Onselen, Research Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria was last night honoured with the Human Science Research Council’s Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities at its second awards ceremony.

These Awards recognise the role of the social sciences and humanities in transforming society.

Professor van Onselen is an internationally renowned historian and is one of only a few A-rated scholars in South Africa.  His work straddles a number of disciplinary domains and has a bearing on the fields of historical studies, sociology, criminology and cultural studies.

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