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 University of Wellington. 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 2020

Max Rashbrooke is a Wellington-based writer with twin interests in economic inequality and democratic participation.

Current fellow
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He Whenua Haumako—Enriching National Culture

Literally means ‘fertile lands’ is drawn from the notion that for tangata whenua, identity is located in our land. As diverse as our geographical features are in this country so too are the components that contribute to our national culture.

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  • Stout-NOHANZ Conference

    New Zealand Oral History Conference Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the National…

  • JD Stout Annual Lecture 2020

    Presenter: Max Rashbrooke John David Stout Fellow 2020 A Country of Two Halves? In supposedly…

    Venue: MacLaurin Lecture Theatre MCLT 102