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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Oct26SeminarsDenis Glover, Settler Romantic
Date: 26 October 2016
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Stout Research Centre, 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn
Denis Glover (1912-1980) is always the most reluctant of poets. As has often been observed he is a writer for whom poetry is not a respectable or manly vocation. Read more
Oct27SeminarsAdvance Australia... Where?
Date: 27 October 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Stout Research Centre, 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn
Hugh Mackay will discuss the social, cultural and demographic factors that have been reshaping Australian society. Read more
Nov2SeminarsMore Tolerant Than You Might Think
Date: 2 November 2016
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Stout Research Centre, 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn
For the past decade Tony Simpson has been working on an oral history project relating to the decriminalisation of homosexuality between male consenting adults in 1986, and the culture of resistance which surrounded the activity prior to that date. Read more

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24 May 2016 Kim Workman Graduate Address
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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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