Introducing the Editor-in-Chief of New Contree
In a recent interview with Prof Elize van Eeden (Editor-in-Chief), she shares a bit about herself, how she became involved in this field of study, and an overview of the goals she has for the journal. She also gives us an overview of the journal’s vision and objectives and the kind of research that will be published.
Prof Van Eeden is a well-acknowledged Professor of History at the Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University, and Deputy Director in the School of Social Science. She is internationally recognised for her expertise and involvement in the field of regional history studies, also in multidisciplinary contexts. She has, amongst others, methodologically and theoretically robustly engaged in regional history as scholarly practice, and practically displayed how historical research in multidisciplinary contexts can contribute and enhance research understanding of communities.
As NRF rated researcher Prof van Eeden has authored/co-authored almost 90 peer reviewed indexed articles and edit/co-contributed in more than 30 book publications. She currently serves as Chairperson of the International Society for Regional History (ISRH), and the Regional History Society for Southern Africa (RHSSA). Elize is also a board member of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD), She also served as President of the South African Society for History Teaching (2009-2017). Prof van Eeden serves on the board of several journals, was editor of three scholarly journals and currently is Editor-in-Chief of the DHET-indexed journal New Contree.
If you think your research fits into the focus and scope of this journal, then please visit the journal website at www.newcontree.org.za and submit your manuscript for consideration.
We are honoured to welcome such an esteemed academic to AOSIS, and we look forward to seeing her impact on this exciting scholarly journal.