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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Sep1Moana: A Romance of the Golden Age
Date: 1 September 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
A rare chance to see and discuss an exceptional film New Zealand’s premiere public screening… Read more
Sep14Public LecturesThe making of the Maori middle ages
Date: 14 September 2016
Time: 4.10 pm
Considerable differences in Maori archaeology between AD 1300 and 1800 represent cultural changes that occurred in the middle centuries, fifteenth to seventeenth, but what were they and what was behind them? Read more
Sep21Seminars'Always a Song in the water' - some recent whale sightings in New Zealand art and literature.
Date: 21 September 2016
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Maclaurin Lecture Theatre 102 Kelburn Campus
Taking its title from whale-scientist Rochelle Constantine’s description of the undersea sonic environment around Raoul Island during the whale migration season, this lecture explores the wide-ranging and unpredictable life of the whale in the creative imagination. Read more

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18 August 2016 John David Stout Research Fellowship 2017
JD Stout Research Fellowship 2017This Fellowship provides a full-time opportunity to write within an academic environment for the year of tenure. Read more
24 May 2016 Kim Workman Graduate Address
Kim Workman Graduate Address Read more
12 November 2015 New Zealand historian to receive honorary doctorate
Victoria's Council will confer an honorary doctorate on historian Dr Jock Phillips in the University's December graduation ceremonies. Read more

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Atholl Anderson – JD Stout Fellow

The JD Stout Fellow for 2016 is Atholl Anderson. Atholl is working on a book about the archaeology and history of pre-European New Zealand.
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Stout Memorial Fellow 2015

The Stout Memorial Fellowship 2015 has been awarded to Gregory O'Brien. Greg will be working on his book 'We went ashore one morning' - art, literature and the environment.
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Gerrard Carter, PhD Candidate, New Zealand Studies

Gerrard is a graduate of the University of Auckland (MA) and Victoria University (MLIS). Since 2006 he has worked for the Cabinet Office, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 
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