The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies was established to facilitate, encourage and coordinate academic learning and research into New Zealand society, history and culture at Victoria. It is home to the Museum and Heritage Studies programme, the leading programme of its kind in New Zealand.

The Centre hosts independent scholars from the community and the JD Stout Fellow.

Stout seminar series

The Centre hosts a series of seminars covering aspects of social, historical and cultural impacts on New Zealand.

JD Stout Fellow for 2019

Environmental historian Dr Jonathan West is embarking on a major study of the country's lakes as JD Stout Fellow 2019.

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  • Winter School in Advanced Oral History

    The Winter School in Advanced Oral History (to be held on 30/31 August 2019) is designed for members of the public and postgraduate students who are thinking about or starting a research project that includes oral history interviews.  The course will benefit those with previous oral history or qualitative interview experience who wish to extend and deepen their knowledge of the field, and those interested in recording, understanding and contextualising family memories.

  • Opening of the Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre

    The rich story of the Sisters of Compassion is told in a new exhibition which opened on 18 September 2018 in the Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay.

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Upcoming events

  • Heritage Conservation Field Study

    Heritage Conservation Field StudyExperience the care of Italian heritage first-hand.Monday 7 October to Friday 25…

    Venue: Study Tour Italy

  • Mirrors on the land: Histories of New Zealand's lakes

    JD Stout Annual Lecture 2019Presenter: Jonathan WestJD Stout Fellow 2019 Lakes reflect the land around…

    Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Kelburn

  • Winter School in Advanced Oral History

    The Winter School in Advanced Oral History is designed for members of the public and…

    Venue: Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus