Published articles

Methodologies in doing regional history

  • Elize S. van Eeden & Sulevi Riukulehto : “Recognizing Traces of Colonialism and Coloniality in a South African Mining Region: Surfacing the Past in Regional, Ethnographic and Well-Being Research”, International Journal of Cultural History 12(2), 2023, pp 202-223 ( PDF )
  • Elize S. van Eeden & James Hlongwana : “Borderlessness and the 20th-Century Rise of the Ndau People’s Subaltern Economy in the Zimbabwe–Mozambique Borderland”, Journal of Southern African Studies, 2023  ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Valuing memory and legacy in and around the Parys (Fezile Dabi ) region : A broadened historical and community perspective”, South African Journal of Cultural History, 36(2), December 2022 ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden,”Learning from past and current food security efforts and challenges in Zimbabwe: The years 1430–2020″, Jàmbá – Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, September 2022, 14(1) ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Challenging traditional ways of thinking and doing local/regional history research in South Africa: Some global learning and sharing”, International Journal of Regional and Local History, 9(1), May 2014, 27-43.  ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden “Pioneering regional history studies in South Africa: Reflections within the former Section for Regional History at the HSRC”, Historia, 59(1), May 2014, 118-140. ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Debating some past and present research frameworks and methodologies in History on places and their peoples in South Africa”, African Historical Review, 45(2), 2013, 1-34. ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden “Regional, local, urban and rural history as nearby spaces and places: Historiographical and methodological reflections towards modern day practice”, Special Edition, New Contree, 63, January 2012,, 1-33. ( PDF )
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Environmental History within a Revitalized Integrative Research Methodology for Today and Tomorrow”, Interdisciplinary Science Review, 36(4), December 2011, 314-329. ( PDF ).
  • Elize S van Eeden, “Using a transdisciplinary approach for environmental crisis research in History”, The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 6(1), July 2010, 191-208. ( PDF )


Historiographical contributions in doing regional history

  • Elize S van Eeden, “Land Reform in South Africa: Questions and politics with regard to land claims as officially proposed: A case study of the farm Deelkraal IQ142, North West Province”, South African Historical Journal, 57, May 2007, pp. 179-200. www/
  • Elize S van Eeden, “The cultural experience of the people in the former Western Transvaal, with specific focus on Carletonville”, Journal of Cultural History, 12(1) May 1998.
  • Knysna Motumi. & Elize S van Eeden “Black Education in Mokwallo in the segregation and apartheids years”, New Contree, vol. 43, September 1998.
  • Elize S van Eeden ’n Historiese perspektief op die herkoms van die naam Gatsrand. Nomina Africana, (9),2, 1996, pp. 71-83.
  • Elize S van Eeden, Die rol van die eertydse wyk Gatsrand (distrik Potchefstroom) in die Anglo-Boereoorlog, 1899-1902, Krygshistoriese Tydskrif, 10(1), 1995.