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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Apr1SeminarsGood art really matters: Christchurch's Gallery without Walls
Date: 1 April 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Hunter Lecture Theatre 119, Hunter Building, Kelburn Campus
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. How have we continued to make our presence felt in a traumatised city. Read more
Apr15SeminarsThe Deep Fault Drilling Project, Alpine Fault, New Zealand - Getting Inside the Earthquake Machine
Date: 15 April 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Hunter Lecture Theatre 119 Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade
The Alpine Fault in the central South Island of New Zealand generates large earthquakes approximately every 330 years. Read more
Apr29SeminarsThe Lives of Useless Scum: Why Canterbury's Earthquake Stories Matter
Date: 29 April 2015 at 5.00pm
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 119 Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade
Blogger Cameron Slater infamously remarked that the people of East Christchurch should be left to rot. Read more

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17 February 2015 Research Fellows
The Stout Centre held a morning tea on February 17 to welcome the new Fellows. Read more
3 February 2015 Welcome to the new 2015 J.D. Stout Fellow
The Stout Research Centre welcomes Kim Workman. 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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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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