South African Historical Journal

Over the past 40 years, the South African Historical Journal has become renowned and internationally regarded as a premier history journal published in South Africa, promoting significant historical scholarship on the country as well as the southern African region. The journal, which is linked to the Southern African Historical Society, has provided a high-quality medium for original thinking about South African history and has thus shaped - and continues to contribute towards defining - the historiography of the region. The South African Historical Journal publishes a wide variety of material, encompassing issues ranging in time from those around pre-colonial communities to those pertinent to a society in transition in the early 21st century, the practice and teaching of history and debates about heritage and the commemoration of the past. It includes ground-breaking innovative research, general historical and historiographical overviews, historical debates, interviews with historians and reflections on their work, review articles and critical reviews of important books. The journal is peer reviewed and evaluated by the editors, editorial board and other international specialist referees. The Journal is fully accredited in South Africa, it is listed in the Thomson Reuters Arts & Humanities Citation Index and its contents are accordingly cited, annotated, indexed and/or abstracted.

4 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Roberts and Kitchener in South Africa 1900–1902
Archival Aspirations and Anxieties: Contemporary Preservation and Production of the Past in Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal
‘Where Men Fail, Women Take Over’: Inanda Seminary's Rescue by its Own

Volume 66 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 66 (4): 0-0
Casper, Crebis and the Knegt: Rape, Homicide and Violence in the Eighteenth-Century Rural Western Cape
vol. 66 (4): 611-634
Split-Households: Indian Wives, Cape Town Husbands and Immigration Laws, 1900s to 1940s
vol. 66 (4): 635-655
‘Loyalty's Fair Reward’: The Natal Native Horse in the Zulu Rebellion of 1906
vol. 66 (4): 656-676
‘Tell England, Ye Who Pass this Monument’: English-speaking South Africans, Memory and War Remembrance until the Eve of the Second World War
vol. 66 (4): 677-698
Land, Gender and Inheritance Disputes Among the Basotho in the Dewure Purchase Areas, Colonial Zimbabwe
vol. 66 (4): 699-716
The Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa
vol. 66 (4): 717-719
The Cambridge History of South Africa. Volume 1: From Early Times to 1885
vol. 66 (4): 720-721
The Cambridge History of South Africa, Volume 2: 1885 to 1994
vol. 66 (4): 722-724
Ingrid Jonker: A Jacana Pocket Biography
vol. 66 (4): 724-725
In the Name of the People: Angola's Forgotten Massacre
vol. 66 (4): 726-728
A Place That Matters Yet: John Gubbins's MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World
vol. 66 (4): 728-731

Volume 66 (2)

Historians Converge and Consolidate in Botswana
vol. 66 (2): 205-206
To Rescue the Past From the Nation: All for One, One for All? Leveraging National Interests with Regional Visions in Southern Africa
vol. 66 (2): 207-216
Towards a Broader Southern African History: Backwards, Sideways, and Upside-Down
vol. 66 (2): 217-226
The Strange Death of ‘Zimbabwe-Rhodesia’: The Question of British Recognition of the Muzorewa Regime in Rhodesian Public Opinion, 1979
vol. 66 (2): 227-248