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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Dec2SeminarsSteering in choppy waters: Bill Renwick's contributions to New Zealand education
Date: 2 December 2015
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn
Dr Cathy Wylie will give an informal talk on Bill Renwick's contribution to education. Read more
Dec3Public LecturesAronui Lecture 2015: Professor Iain McCalman
Date: 3 December 2015
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Cable Street, Wellington
Professor Iain McCalman, University of Sydney, will present the 2015 New Zealand Aronui Lecture entitled: Great Barrier Reef Passions: Why history stories matter. Read more

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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
30 September 2015 JD Stout Fellow 2016
Emeritus Professor Atholl Anderson will be the John David Stout Fellow for 2016 at Victoria University of Wellington. The fellowship is hosted by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and funded by the Stout Trust. Read more
4 September 2015 Riding into research about cycle rage
Dr Mike Lloyd has begun conducting research into cycle rage. Read more

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Kim Workman – JD Stout Fellow

The JD Stout Fellow for 2015 is Kim Workman. Kim is working on the development of the criminal justice system in 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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