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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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
Apr30Seminars"Sir George Grey and Samuel Butler - Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) and the New Zealand 1860s"
Date: 30 April 2015
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: 12 Waiteata Rd Kelburn
Memory, History and Forgetting (2000) is perhaps the most important book to address the grievance reconciliation projects. Read more
May6SeminarsFrom the Bunker to the Warehouse
Date: 6 May 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Hunter Lecture Theatre 119, Kelburn Parade
From 12.51pm, on 22 February 2011, Maarten Wevers was based in the Beehive Bunker. Read more

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23 April 2015 Disaster Survival Kit
The Complexities of Communication within a community in the aftermath of a major disaster.    Read more
20 April 2015 Gaylene Preston Seminar
Gaylene Preston, who made Hope and Wire, discusses the challenge of distilling stories of direct personal experience into a prime time television drama. Read more
14 April 2015 Call for Papers
Call for Papers - 15 May 2015The History of Emotions Conference - 3-5 September 2015W 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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