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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Nov5Seminars'We Shall Get There in Time': contemporary responses to the Great War by New Zealand musicians
Date: 5 November 2014
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Stout Research Centre 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn
Music played an intrinsic role in New Zealand’s experience of the First World War. Read more
Nov12SeminarsThe 'great New Zealand will case of Rhodes v Rhodes'
Date: 12 November 2014
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Stout Research Centre, 12 Waiteata Rd, Kelburn
When the merchant, landowner and politician William Barnard Rhodes died in 1878, he was probably the wealthiest individual in the country. Read more
Nov28SymposiumsThe 'Imagined Community' of New Zealand
Date: 28 November 2014
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Alan McDiamid AM102, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
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. Do we also share a sense of cultural and political identity? Read more

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30 October 2014 2015 JD Stout Fellowship
Kim Workman awarded 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship Read more
23 September 2014 The 'Imagined Community' of New Zealand
The Imagined Community of New Zealand Symposium 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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