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

Volume 67 (4)

The Relocation of VOC-Era Bosheuvel Farm in the Liesbeeck River Valley, Cape Town: A Land Surveying Approach
vol. 67 (4): 387-409
‘A Loyal Liking for Fair Play’: Joseph Millerd Orpen and Knowledge Production in the Cape Colony
vol. 67 (4): 410-432
Secret Party: South African Communists between 1950 and 1960
vol. 67 (4): 433-464
Charlie's First War: South Africa, 1899–1900 C.H. Tweddell
vol. 67 (4): 465-468
Germany's Genocide of the Herero: Kaiser Wilhelm II, His General, His Settlers, His Soldiers
vol. 67 (4): 468-471
Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa; Chatsworth: The Making of a South African Township
vol. 67 (4): 471-475
Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991
vol. 67 (4): 475-478
Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade
vol. 67 (4): 478-480

Volume 67 (3)

‘The Magna Hibernia’: Irish Diplomatic Missions to South Africa, 1921
vol. 67 (3): 255-270
Abbot Pfanner, the Glen Grey Act and the Native Question
vol. 67 (3): 271-292
Different Tracks: Ambiguities in the Development Nexus of Coal and Rail in the Eastern Cape, 1880–1910
vol. 67 (3): 293-315
Shifting Grounds: A.I. Kajee and the Political Quandary of ‘Moderates’ in the Search for an Islamic School Site in Durban, 1943–1948
vol. 67 (3): 316-334
Narratives on Trial: Ideology, Violence and the Struggle over Political Legitimacy in the Case of the Delmas Treason Trial, 1985–1989
vol. 67 (3): 335-355
Interview with Lara Pawson: On Writing In the Name of the People: Angola's Forgotten Massacre
vol. 67 (3): 356-369
Mission Station Christianity: Norwegian Missionaries in Colonial Natal and Zululand, southern Africa, 1850-1890
vol. 67 (3): 370-372
Apartheid 1948–1994
vol. 67 (3): 372-375
New South African Review 4: A Fragile Democracy – Twenty Years On
vol. 67 (3): 375-378