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.
For information about the Department in which Grundlingh is based, click here.