International History and Politics Department
22 May 2023

New Professor at the International History and Politics Department

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of  Dr. Bernard Keo as new professor in the International History and Politics Department.

Introducing Prof. Bernard Z. Keo
PhD in Southeast Asian History, Monash University

This new and exciting addition will help drive the Department to gain more ground towards its leading role in the specialty of International History and Politics.

Bernard Z. Keo is an historian of modern Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on the intertwined processes of decolonisation and nation-making in the post-World War II period. His further research interests include the Malayan Emergency, urban life in the port-cities of Southeast Asia, and transnational networks across the Malay World. He also has training and research in the Digital Humanities, having been part of the team that built Virtual Angkor, a digital education platform which was awarded the Roy N. Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History from the American Historical Association in 2018, the Medieval Society of America's Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize in 2021.

His areas of expertise are:

  • Nationalism and nation-making
  • End of Empire and decolonisation
  • Global history
  • Port-cities
  • Digital Humanities