Community engagements

By providing scientific historical information to communities in regions, ensure that educators, museums, NGO’s and local governments are informed on an aspect of the region’s history, and these users of knowledge don’t necessarily reference their use in scientific disseminations.  Therefore determining a value of regional research done, can be abnormally skew in academic terms.
Though an interest in the regional or local histories is mostly informative to add value to people’s knowledge of the space and place, an interest in the area, selected studies on for example the economic development of the Far West Rand, scientifically do interest other researchers from several disciplines. Scientifically disseminating the histories of regions gains more meaning once the focus on themes or phenomena is comparative of nature or is addressed from multidisciplinary angles. The section on for example ecohealth and wellbeing in regional history is a typical example.