Albert Grundlingh is a former Head of the History Department at Stellenbosch University and has published extensively in the broad field of social history.
Grundlingh is a graduate of the University of the Free State and was appointed at the University of South Africa in 1973, where he obtained MA and D Litt et Phil degrees. In 2001 he moved to Stellenbosch University and is currently the Head of the History Department. Grundlingh is the author of two books, co-author of two, and has also edited three books besides publishing a combined total of 60 articles and chapters in books. Many of his publications have appeared in leading international journals. He specialises in social and cultural history with a particular interest in war and society. His major works deal with the so-called “Handsuppers” and “Joiners” during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, Black South African troops during the First World War, and he would like to think that the book he has co-written on rugby and South African society is akin to dealing with the phenomenon of war in a different format.