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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Mar11SeminarsSubmerged Below the Codex Line: New Zealand's Neglected Nineteenth Century Serial Novels
Date: 11 March 2015
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Stout Research Centre, 12 Waiteata Rd, Kelburn
Presenter: J.E. Traue A recently compiled checklist of nineteenth century New Zealand novels and novellas… Read more
Mar12SeminarsDogs, Muskets, Country: The Violence of the Colonial Frontier in 1830s Van Diemen's Land
Date: 12 March 2015
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: 12 Waiteata Rd, Kelburn
Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit & History Programme Seminar Presenter: Dr Eva Bischoff, Trier University,… Read more
Mar20SeminarsGeography and the Imagination - a conversation between two poets and two geographers.
Date: 20 March 2015
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn
What role does the imagination play in the way geographers approach the physical world? And why is the environment such a pervasive presence in poetry and visual arts? 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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