Stout Research Centre

Stout Research Centre

The Stout Research Centre was established to encourage scholarly inquiry into New Zealand society, history and culture.

We are part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University and offer postgraduate degrees in History, New Zealand Literature and New Zealand Studies. We host independent scholars from the community and the JD Stout Fellow.

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Nov28SymposiumsThe 'Imagined Community' of New Zealand
Date: 28 November 2014
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Alan McDiarmid AM102 Kelburn Campus
How would you describe New Zealand's national identity? The independence referendum in Scotland has generated calls from smaller regions throughout Europe for greater cultural recognition and political autonomy. Read more
Dec3SymposiumsPlacing the Personal Essay Colloquium
Date: 3 December 2014
Time: 9.00 am
This colloquium brings together writers, historians, literary critics, cultural theorists and interested others for a discussion about new ways of writing about place in contemporary New Zealand. Read more

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18 November 2014 Waitangi Tribunal Report
Stout Research Centre Professor co-authors seminal Waitangi Tribunal Report. Read more
4 November 2014 New Marsden Fund Research
A history of New Zealand’s security surveillance. Read more
30 October 2014 2015 JD Stout Fellowship
Kim Workman awarded 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship. Read more

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Vincent O'MalleyVincent O'Malley – JD Stout Fellow

The JD Stout Fellow for 2014 is Vincent O'Malley. Vincent is working on a history of the Waikato War.
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Robert Kelly Holding BookRobert Kelly, MA Candidate

Robert is enrolled with the Stout Centre to undertake his MA in New Zealand Studies focusing on single male employees of the New Zealand Railways Department between 1925 and 1939.
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