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Dr Stephen Druce Lecturer, Academy of Brunei Studies

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Dr Stephen Druce

Lecturer, Academy of Brunei Studies stephen.druce@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Stephen Druce joined UBD in 2011 after having previously lectured at several UK universities and in Indonesia. For his undergraduate degree, Stephen studied the history, politics, anthropology and languages of Southeast Asia at Hull University’s Centre for Southeast Asian Studies. For his MA and PhD, which he obtained in 2005, he focused on history, taking a multidisciplinary approach to his research by employing a range of sources and methods, including oral, textual, archaeological, linguistic, geomorphological and geographic analysis.

Stephen has an eclectic range of research interests that reflect his multidisciplinary background. These include various aspects of Southeast Asian history, the development and progression of complex society in Island Southeast Asia, the interaction between orality and writing in a historical context, regional Indonesian politics, contemporary conflict management in Southeast Asia, and Sufism and gender. He has individually authored two books and many articles on Sulawesi history, archaeology and literature, and various other articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, from early Borneo to contemporary Southeast Asian conflict management. At UBD, he teaches Brunei and Southeast Asian history and supervises a number of graduate students on a diverse range of topics in both the Academy of Brunei Studies, where he is Programme Leader in Graduate Studies and Research, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Prior to his academic career, Stephen worked in precision engineering, was an English language teacher, translator, book dealer, and consultant for several NGO’s. He has spent many years in Island and Mainland Southeast Asia carrying out research, working and travelling.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Pre-modern and modern Southeast Asian history, Development and progression of complex society in Island Southeast Asia, Contemporary conflict management in Southeast Asia, Oral Tradition, The interaction between orality and writing
Ethnohistory (Sulawesi and Borneo), History of Islam In Island Southeast Asia (particularly the Bugis and Makasar)

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

2016, Druce, Stephen, C (editor). Orality, Writing and History: The Literature of the Bugis and Makasar of South Sulawesi, Special Issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Volume 12, Supp. 1.

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Transmitting the Past in South Sulawesi: The Hikajat Sawitto and Other Bugis and Makasar Historical Works’, Special Issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Volume 12, Supp. 1).

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Not the “ASEAN Way”: The Southern Philippines Conflict and Its Internationalization’, in Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia: Towards a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management, ed. Mikio Oishi, Singapore: Springer.

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. and Efri Yoni Baikoeni. ‘Circumventing Conflict: The Indonesian-Malaysian Ambalat Block Dispute’, in Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia: Towards a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management. Singapore: Springer.

2015, Druce, Stephen, C. 'The Birth of Brunei: Early Polities Along the Northwest Coast of Borneo and the Origins of Brunei, Tenth to Mid-fourteenth Centuries’, in Brunei - History, Islam, Society, and Contemporary Issues, ed. Ooi Keat Gin, London: Routledge.


TOP PUBLICATIONS

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Transmitting the Past in South Sulawesi: The Hikajat Sawitto and Other Bugis and Makasar Historical Works’, Special Issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Volume 12, Supp.1.

2016, Druce, Stephen C. Sebuah Sejarah Sulawesi Selatan dan Tradisi Lisan dan Tulisn, Abad Ke-13 hingga Ke-17, Yogyakarta: Penerbit Ombak and KITLV Press Jakarta

2015, Druce, Stephen, C. 'The Birth of Brunei: Early Polities Along the Northwest Coast of Borneo and the Origins of Brunei, Tenth to Mid-fourteenth Centuries’, in Brunei - History, Islam, Society, and Contemporary Issues, ed. Ooi Keat Gin, London: Routledge.

2009, Druce, Stephen C. The Lands West of the Lakes: A History of the Ajattappareng Kingdoms of South Sulawesi 1200 to 1600 CE, Leiden: KITLV Press.

2006, Druce, Stephen, C., David Bulbeck and Irfan Mahmud, ‘A Transitional Islamic Bugis Cremation in Bulubangi, South Sulawesi: Its Historical and Archaeological Context’, Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 39


RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

2016, Druce, Stephen, C (ed). Orality, Writing and History: The Literature of the Bugis and Makasar of South Sulawesi, Special Issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (in press, Volume 12, Supp. 1).

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Introduction to Orality, Writing and History: The Literature of the Bugis and Makasar of South Sulawesi’, Special Issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (in press, Volume 12, Supp. 1).

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Transmitting the Past in South Sulawesi: The Hikajat Sawitto and Other Bugis and Makasar Historical Works’, Special Issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (in press, Volume 12, Supp. 1).

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Review of Marie-Sybille de Vienne, Brunei: From the Age of Commerce to the 21st Century’, Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (in press vol. 172).

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘The 900 to 1300 CE Asian Trade Boom and the Rise and Decline of Commerce in Brunei and other Northwest Coast Borneo Polities’, in Glimpses of Brunei Cultural Heritage, ed. Othman Yatim. Malaysia (in press).

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Not the “ASEAN way”: The Southern Philippines Conflict and Its Internationalization’, in Con temporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia: Towards a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management, ed. Mik io Oishi, Singapore: Springer.

2016, Druce, Stephen, C and Efri Yoni Baikoeni. ‘Circumventing Conflict: The Indonesian-Malaysian Ambalat Block Dis pute’, in Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia: Towards a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management. Singapore: Springer.

2016, Druce, Stephen, C. Sebuah Sejarah Sulawesi Selatan dan Tradisi Lisan dan Tulisn, Abad ke-13 Hingga ke-17, Pen erbit Ombak and KITLV Press Jakarta, Yogyakarta.

2016, Hajah Donnaliza Abdullah Puasa and Stephen Druce. A historian par excellence: A legacy to Brunei history, Brunei Times, 31 March 2016.

2015, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘The Birth of Brunei: Early Polities Along the Northwest Coast of Borneo and the Origins of Brunei, Tenth to Mid-fourteenth Centuries’, Brunei - History, Islam, Society, and Contemporary Issues, ed. Ooi Keat Gin, London: Routledge.

2015, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Review of Martin van Bruinessen (ed), Contemporary Developments in Indonesian Islam: Explaining the ‘Conservative Turn’’, Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol 15: 43–4.

2014, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Dating the Tributary and Domain Lists of the South Sulawesi Kingdoms’, in Cetusan Minda Sarjana: Sastera dan Budaya, ed. Ampuan Dr Hj Brahim bin Ampuan Hj Tengah. Brunei: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

2014, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Review of Couderc, P. and K. Sillander (eds) Ancestors in Borneo Societies; Death, Transfor mation, and Social Immortality’, International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies Vol. 10 No.1.

2013, Druce, Stephen, C, ‘The dating of Thai and Vietnamese trade ceramics based on recent shipwreck data and a note on the use of ceramic data for Brunei history’, Janang 13.

2013, Druce, Stephen, C. South Sulawesi before 1900 CE, http://www.oxis.org/resources/languages-and-peoples-of.html.

2008, Druce, Stephen, C and Irfan Mahmud. ‘Tradisi penguburan tempayan pra-Islam Bugis di Sidrap’, in Spektrum kebudayaan di Sulawesi Selatan, eds. E.L. Poelinggomang and Anwar Thosibo.

Makassar: Balai Arkeologi Makassar.

2006, Druce, Stephen, C, David Bulbeck and Irfan Mahmud. ‘A transitional Islamic Bugis cremation in Bulubangi, South Sulawesi: Its historical and archaeological Context’, Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 39.

2005, Druce, Stephen, C. The lands west of the lakes; The history of the Ajattappareng, South Sulawesi, AD 1200 to 1600. PhD thesis, Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull.

2003, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Review of W. Cummings, Making blood white: Historical transformations in early modern Makassar’, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 34.

2001, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Exploring early political and economic ties between West Soppeng and Suppaq from about the late thirteenth century until the mid-fifteenth century: Myth, marriage and trade’, Walennae 4.

1999, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘The mula tatimpaqna Sidénréng: A historical text from Sidénréng’. MA dissertation, Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull.

1998, Caldwell, I.A. and Stephen C. Druce. ‘The tributary and domain lists of Luwu, Binamu and Bangkala’. Final report to the South-East Asia Committee of the British Academy.

1997, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘Research report on the Vassal List of Soppéng’. Report to the South-East Asia Committee of the British Academy.

1997, Druce, Stephen, C. ‘The vassal list of Sidénréng; An investigation’. Undergraduate research dissertation, Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull.

Druce, Stephen, C, ‘Languages and people of South Sulawesi’, http://melayuonline.com/eng/article/read/303/languages-and-peoples-of-south-sulawesi


CONSULTANCY

Yes, provides consultancy


SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Like many in the Humanities and social sciences, my research has contributed to the cultural and intellectual well-being of society, provided understanding of how the society we live in today is the way it is, and enriched knowledge of human behaviour and achievement through history.

In particular, my research has made a significant contribution to understanding the social and cultural evolution of Southeast Asian societies as well as elucidating present day local and international political and cultural issues and conflicts.

Through teaching, my research disseminates important social and cultural values to students and stimulates reflection and critical thinking.