12 August 2015

SASHT 29th Annual Conference: 9-10 October 2015

***the deadline for the submission of abstracts has been moved forward to 15 August 2015*** 

The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) invites you to the 29th ANNUAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE hosted by the University of Limpopo School of Social Sciences and Department of Cultural and Political Studies

Where: The University of Limpopo, University Street, Turfloop, Sovenga, Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Province (23.8860° S, 29.7380° E)

(30 km out of Polokwane on the R71 to Tzaneen/Phalaborwa)

When: 9-10 October 2015

Keynote Speaker: Prof Barney Pityana

Conference Theme: Modern Modes of Assessment – Debating and Sharing


  1. Assessment techniques for learning in the classroom situation;
  2. Revisiting taxonomies (skills) in the assessment of History;
  3. Infusing (broad organising) concepts for the study of History into assessment;
  4. Ways of applying technology in assessment efforts;
  5. Debating the relevance of assessment;
  6. Revisiting the value or flaws of traditional and/or modernised forms of assessment;
  7. Creative ways in assessing historical time, timelines and/or maps;
  8. Rubric developments to assess assessments;
  9. Utilising and assessing local and regional histories in the CAPS-context;
  10. What should be assessed?;
  11. Successful ways to study History for days of assessments;
  12. Critically reviewing the assessment level of Grade 12 national exams in South Africa;
  13. Any other History-related topic.

Conference costs

Full conference attendance:

  • Early Bird rate (pay before 31 August): R950
  • Standard rate (pay between 1 and 30 September): R1200
  • Daily rate (pay by 30 September):
  • Day visitor (Friday only) R650
  • Day visitor (Saturday only) R550
  • Payment for excursion to Makapan’s Cave R50

General enquiries (registration and conference)

Any inquiries with regard to your registration can be obtained from the conference organisers. Contact Mr Lucky Vuma at Lucky.Vuma@ul.ac.za or the chief conference organiser Mr Jake Manenzhe at Manjake12@gmail.com