Hendrik Snyders is the head of department of history at the National Museum (Bloemfontein) and a research associate at the Department of History, Stellenbosch University. His research focuses on race, sport, masculinity, memory, heritage, and public history as well as colonialism in South Africa. Hendrik graduated with a PhD (history) from the University of Stellenbosch.
He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals such as Sporting Traditions, International Journal of the History of Sport, Historia, African Historical Review, South African Historical Journal, Scientia Militaria, and African Research and Documentation. In addition, he has published a number of book chapters in various edited volumes.
He has also co-authored Tries and Conversions: South Africans in Rugby League with Peter Lush of London League Publishers (London, U.K.).