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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Sep3-5ConferencesThe History of Emotions
Date: 3–5 September 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Hunter Building, Victoria University of Wellington
A multidisciplinary conference: call for papers. Read more

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26 January 2015 The History of Emotions
A multidisciplinary conference organised by the Stout Research Centre in association with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage - 3/4/5 September 2015 - Victoria University of Wellington  Read more
9 December 2014 The 'Imagined Community of New Zealand' symposium
Eighty people attended a stimulating symposium on Friday 28 November on the 'imagined community' of New Zealand, hosted by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies.  Read more
27 November 2014 Lydia Wevers wins Pou Aronui Award
An ambassador for New Zealand literature and the arts.  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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