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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Mar14SeminarsThe Regulatory Frontier: Administrative History and 19th Century New Zealand
Date: 14 March 2017
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Stout Research Centre Seminar Room, 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn
The study of the history of public administration as a distinct discipline seems to be out of favour with New Zealand historians. Read more
Mar15SeminarsNavigating educational excellence and equity in New Zealand
Date: 15 March 2017
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade
It has long been an axiom of democratic societies that all students should receive and achieve a high standard of education, irrespective of their income, social or other group membership. Read more
Apr12SeminarsThe power of the ‘pen’ - personal journeys - political stories: Documenting the politics of early childhood in Aotearoa-New Zealand
Date: 12 April 2017
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade
This presentation charts the early childhood policy story from the 1980s until current times, framed around writings of key scholars and activists across distinctive eras of political interest. Read more

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8 December 2016 Dissent and the first world war - Conference 2017
Call for Papers - Dissent and the first world war. 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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Damian Skinner

The JD Stout Fellow for 2017 is Damian Skinner.  Damian is working on a biography of Theodorus Johannes Schoon (1915-1985).

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gerrard carter

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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