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Dr Joshua Gedacht Assistant Professor, Institute of Asian Studies

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Dr Joshua Gedacht

Assistant Professor, Institute of Asian Studies joshua.gedacht@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Joshua Gedacht held a position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, before arriving in Brunei. He is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the IAS. Dr Gedacht’s research examines the relationship between colonial era war-making, Muslim networks, and the reconfiguration of religious connections in Indonesia and the Philippines. Over the past few years, Dr Gedacht has organized international conferences and workshops on Muslim Modernities and Islamic cosmopolitanism. He has recently co-edited a special issue on Muslim Modernities with Dr Daren Ray published in the Muslim World Journal in October 2015 Dr. Gedacht has also written a book chapter on colonial massacres in the Southern Philippines, and he plans to publish articles on the connected histories of the Dutch-Aceh war, coercive cosmopolitanism, discourses of perang sabil (holy war), and the practice of “maritime
enclosure” in the island realms of Sulu and Sumatra. At UBD, he will be teaching courses on the history of Southeast Asia, Empire, and global Islam.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Southeast Asian history, Indonesian history, Philippine history, Empire, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Trans-National History, Indian Ocean World


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

""Holy War, Progress, and 'Modern Mohammedans' in Colonial Southeast Asia,"" The Muslim World 105, no. 4 (October 2015): 446-471.
“‘Mohammedan Religion Made it Necessary to Fire’: Massacres on the U.S. Imperial Frontier, From South Dakota to the Southern Philippines.” In Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State, ed. Alfred W. McCoy and Francisco Scarano. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009, pp. 397-409.
Review of The Longest Journey: Southeast Asia and the Pilgrimage to Mecca, by Eric Tagliacozzo, in Southeast Asian Studies 3, no. 2 (August 2014): 464-467.
Review of Making Moros: Imperial Historicism and American Military Rule in the Philippines' Muslim South, by Michael Hawkins, in Journal of Asian Studies 73, no. 3 (2014): 844-846.
Review of Op het koloniale oorlogspad: De Strijd tegen Moslim-fundamentalisten ter westkust Van Sumatra (1817-1838), vergeleken met de Russische verovering van Tsjetsjenië en Dagestan (1817-1859), by G. Teitler, in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 168, no. 4 (2012): 557-561.


TOP PUBLICATIONS

""Holy War, Progress, and 'Modern Mohammedans' in Colonial Southeast Asia,"" The Muslim World 105, no. 4 (October 2015): 446-471
“‘Mohammedan Religion Made it Necessary to Fire’: Massacres on the U.S. Imperial Frontier, From South Dakota to the Southern Philippines.” In Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State, ed. Alfred W. McCoy and Francisco Scarano. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009, pp. 397-409.
Review of The Longest Journey: Southeast Asia and the Pilgrimage to Mecca, by Eric Tagliacozzo, in Southeast Asian Studies 3, no. 2 (August 2014): 464-467.
Review of Making Moros: Imperial Historicism and American Military Rule in the Philippines' Muslim South, by Michael Hawkins, in Journal of Asian Studies 73, no. 3 (2014): 844-846.
Review of Op het koloniale oorlogspad: De Strijd tegen Moslim-fundamentalisten ter westkust Van Sumatra (1817-1838), vergeleken met de Russische verovering van Tsjetsjenië en Dagestan (1817-1859), by G. Teitler, in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 168, no. 4 (2012): 557-561.


GRANT DETAILS

Grant type: Others, Grant Number: Research Grant (Research Fieldwork) , Project Title: Mobility, Colonial Warfare, and Coercive Cosmopolitanism in Island Southeast Asia, 1800-1940, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Joshua Gedacht, Start Date: 27/10/2015, End Date: 27/10/2015


RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

Joshua Gedacht and Daren Ray, eds. “Muslim Modernities: Interdisciplinary Insights across Time and Space,"" Special Issue, The Muslim World 105, no. 4 (October 2015).

""Holy War, Progress, and 'Modern Mohammedans' in Colonial Southeast Asia,"" The Muslim World 105, no. 4 (October 2015): 446-471.


Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

“Wild Spaces and Islamic Cosmopolitanism in Asia,” 2015, Co-organizer, International conference featuring 17 participants from Europe, Asia, and North America. Held at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, January 14-15, 2015.


SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Guest Lecturer for History Methodology Colloquium 2015, Presented lecture on writing a historiographic essay to ten advanced history students at Universiti Brunei Darussalam