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

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

Stout seminar series

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

Lydia Wevers Scholarship in New Zealand Studies fund

A gift to the Lydia Wevers Scholarship will support high-quality academic learning and research into New Zealand society, history, and culture.

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Watch the 2022 JD Stout Annual Lecture

Dr Ben Schrader discusses his research into historic preservation in Aotearoa using case studies to illustrate the ever-changing meanings of 'heritage'.

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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.

JD Stout Fellow for 2022

Dr Ben Schrader is an urban historian with expertise the history of cities, housing, and the built environment. He has written an award-winning book on colonial cities – The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities 1840-1920 (2016)

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