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Associate Professor John Stenhouse

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Room 2S10, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel 64 3 479 8609
Email john.stenhouse@otago.ac.nz


Academic Qualifications

1986: PhD Massey University
1980: BA(Hons) Massey University
 

Research Interests

My research interests centre on nineteenth century science, religion, race, politics and gender, and their interconnections. I am currently working on 3 projects: humanitarian Christianity in nineteenth-century New Zealand; the Christian missionary movement and modern Western science; and southern Dunedin's religions 1890s-1940s.
 

Other Interests

John is a member of the New Zealand Historical Association, the Religious History Association, the History of Science Society, the Pacific Circle Commission of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science, the Royal Society Historical Branch and a board member of the Otago Theological Foundation.
 

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Publications

Stenhouse, J. (2009). Religion and society. In G. Byrnes (Ed.), The new Oxford history of New Zealand. (pp. 323-356). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand.

Stenhouse, J. (2011). Church and state in New Zealand, 1835-1870: Religion, politics, and race. In H. M. Carey & J. Gascoigne (Eds.), Church and state in old and new worlds. (pp. 233-259). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Stenhouse, J. (2006). Christianity, gender, and the working class in Southern Dunedin, 1880-1940. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 18-44.

Stenhouse, J. (2011). Selwyn through settler eyes. In A. K. Davidson (Ed.), A controversial churchman: Essays on George Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand and Lichfield, and Sarah Selwyn. (pp. 88-103). Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Stenhouse, J., & Knowles, B. (Eds.). (2007). Christianity in the post secular West. Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press, 290p.

Edited Book - Research

Stenhouse, J., & Knowles, B. (Eds.). (2007). Christianity in the post secular West. Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press, 290p.

Stenhouse, J., & Wood, G. A. (Eds.). (2005). Christianity, modernity and culture: New perspectives on New Zealand history. Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press.

Stenhouse, J., & Thomson, J. (Eds.). (2004). Building God's own country: Historical essays on religions in New Zealand. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 278p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Stenhouse, J. (2011). The controversy over the recognition of religious factors in New Zealand history: Some reflections. In G. Troughton & H. Morrison (Eds.), The spirit of the past: Essays on Christianity in New Zealand history. (pp. 43-54). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Stenhouse, J. (2011). Church and state in New Zealand, 1835-1870: Religion, politics, and race. In H. M. Carey & J. Gascoigne (Eds.), Church and state in old and new worlds. (pp. 233-259). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Stenhouse, J. (2011). Selwyn through settler eyes. In A. K. Davidson (Ed.), A controversial churchman: Essays on George Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand and Lichfield, and Sarah Selwyn. (pp. 88-103). Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Stenhouse, J. (2010). The Darwinian debates in Dunedin. In D. Galloway & J. Timmins (Eds.), Aspects of Darwin: A New Zealand celebration. (pp. 104-119). Dunedin, New Zealand: Friends of the Knox College Library, Hewitson Library, Knox College.

Stenhouse, J. (2009). Religion and society. In G. Byrnes (Ed.), The new Oxford history of New Zealand. (pp. 323-356). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand.

Stenhouse, J. (2008). Secular New Zealand? Or God's own country. In B. Patrick (Ed.), New Vision New Zealand (Vol. III). (pp. 79-92). Auckland, New Zealand: Tabernacle Books.

Stenhouse, J. (2007). Introduction. In J. Stenhouse & B. Knowles (Eds.), Christianity in the post secular West. (pp. vii-xv). Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press.

Stenhouse, J. (2006). Galileo's dilemma. In R. Priestley (Ed.), The elegant universe of Albert Einstein: The collected lectures of the Royal Society of New Zealand E=MC2 series, broadcast on National Radio. (pp. 145-163). Wellington, New Zealand: Awa Press.

Stenhouse, J. (2005). Church, occupation and class in southern Dunedin, 1890-1940. In M. Fairburn & E. Olssen (Eds.), Class, gender and the vote: Historical perspectives from New Zealand. (pp. 51-74). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

Stenhouse, J. (2005). Christianity, women and the working class: A Dunedin case study 1885-1935. In J. Stenhouse & G. A. Wood (Eds.), Christianity, modernity and culture: New perspectives on New Zealand history. (pp. 157-179). Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press.

Numbers, R. L., & Stenhouse, J. (2004). Anti-evolutionism in the Antipodes: From protesting evolution to promoting creationism in New Zealand. In S. Coleman & L. Carlin (Eds.), The cultures of creationism: Anti-evolutionism in English-speaking countries. (pp. 125-144). Aldershot, England: Ashgate.

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Journal - Research Article

Beattie, J., & Stenhouse, J. (2007). Empire, environment and religion: God and the natural world in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand. Environment & History, 13, 413-446.

Stenhouse, J. (2006). Christianity, gender, and the working class in Southern Dunedin, 1880-1940. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 18-44.

Stenhouse, J. (2005). Imperialism, atheism, and race: Charles Southwell, old corruption, and the Maori. Journal of British Studies, 44(4), 754-774.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Stenhouse, J. (2011). ‘The church of the present day is a gigantic fraud’: Sam Lister's war on the churches in late-Victorian Dunedin. Proceedings of the New Zealand Historical Association Conference: Past Tensions: Reflections on Making History. Retrieved from http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/NZHA2011/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Stenhouse, J. (2011, February). Popular and unpopular Presbyterianism among the Scottish diaspora: The case of Sam Lister. Verbal presentation at the Centre for Irish & Scottish Studies Symposium on the History and Literature of the Scottish Diaspora: Global Scots, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Stenhouse, J. (2010, November). 'Like strychnine in its bones': Calvin, Burns, Baxter and the pattern of New Zealand culture. Verbal presentation at the Centre for Irish Studies and Scottish Studies Symposium: 'Dead Man's Ember': James K. Baxter and Robert Burns, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Stenhouse, J. (2009, August). Calvin's own country? Calvinists, antiCalvinists and the making of New Zealand culture. Verbal presentation at the Calvin Rediscovered Conference: New Zealand and International Perspectives, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Stenhouse, J. (2009, June). God and Darwin in nineteenth-century New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Theological Meaning of Evolution Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Stenhouse, J. (2009, September). The Darwinian debates in 19th century Dunedin. Verbal presentation at the Aspects of Darwin Symposium: A Bicentennial Celebration, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Stenhouse, J. (2009, April). Selwyn through settler eyes. Verbal presentation at the Selwyn Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

Stenhouse, J. (2010). Review of historical account on Ngāti Porou (North Island) claim. Commissioned by Office of Treaty Settlements. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of History, University of Otago. 10p.

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