Tuesday, September 29, 2015

JD Stout Fellow for 2016 announced

Emeritus Professor Atholl Anderson will be the John David Stout Fellow for 2016 at Victoria University of Wellington. The fellowship is hosted by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and funded by the Stout Trust.

Victoria University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Jennifer Windsor, says Victoria is delighted to host Emeritus Professor Anderson who has had a long and distinguished career.

“He is the author or editor of 26 books and innumerable scholarly papers. Tangata Whenua, which he co-authored with Judith Binney and Aroha Harris, won the Royal Society of New Zealand Science Prize this year.”

Professor Anderson has been awarded numerous honours, including the Federation Medal of Australia and Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Archaeology and Anthropology. He has undertaken archaeological fieldwork in New Zealand, many parts of the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

As the JD Stout Fellow, he will be working on a new synthesis of the archaeology and history of pre-European New Zealand, 1200-1800, including the Kermadecs, Norfolk Island, the Chathams and the Auckland Islands. The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of New Zealand and South Polynesia will be published by Cambridge University Press, as part of its World Archaeology series.

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