In September 2019,
Stephen Druce was in Makassar, Indonesia, where he was invited to give talks at
a number of universities, such as Universitas Hasanuddin (Hasanuddin University)
and Universitas Negeri Makassar (State University of Makassar). The talks
focused on how to use, understand and interpret various archaeological,
textual, oral, linguistic and geographical sources and data to write pre-modern
history with specific examples taken from South Sulawesi. The talks attracted
audiences of over 300 people.
While in Makassar Stephen
held discussions with staff from various academic institutions about
collaboration on future research projects. He also promoted the Academy’s
graduate programmes and talked to potential MA and PhD students about the
benefits of studying at UBD and possible research topics.