New Contree serves as a scholarly voice and platform for instilling and disseminating specific and comparative local and regional history debate in Africa and its value in broader (transnational contexts). New Contree’s intellectual repertoire compliments a rigorous theoretically reflexive social history in which inclusivity in reconstructing the past from ‘below’ (ordinary people’s voice, and acknowledging smaller community activities) and also from ‘above’ (be informed on related actions, for example, central authority, government and national figures) matters. Change occurs through the interaction of major decisive events and the rhythm of seemingly trivial, prosaic, and almost discreet courses of daily life. New Contree aims to publish high-quality academic articles that address research on the history of regions and localities in Southern Africa in particular, but also in Africa and other parts of the world, especially from a comparative angle. Any aspect of the activity, topic or/and phenomenon in urban, rural, social, cultural, health, environmental, economic, and political life locally, regionally, or/and in other global contexts is of interest. The New Contree also welcomes contributions on regions and localities, contributing towards, and emanating from, refreshed methodological, theoretical and historiographical views. Changing research approaches in local and regional histories to facilitate community knowledge systems towards co-arriving at a broader understanding of sustainable environments is encouraged, and scholarly reporting is welcomed. Multidisciplinary-like research in histories of localities and regions – with a vision to also provide a comprehensive understanding through the methodologies of other disciplines – is accommodated and encouraged. New Contree also supports review articles and book reviews related to regional and local history. Researchers from any academic institution are encouraged to communicate with the New Contree Editorial Advisory Board if they are interested in acting as guest editors for a supplementary issue.