The Asia-Norway Environmental Storytelling Network (ANEST) brings together researchers and students from three Norwegian and six university partners in Greater China and Japan to explore environmental storytelling across a wide range of arenas and topics. Drawing upon the expertise within the humanities, this project will draw out the complexities, limitations, and possibilities of environmental storytelling. From a disciplinary perspective, ANEST is situated in the environmental humanities, which brings together history, literary criticism, philosophy, media studies, religious studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and anthropology.
ANEST is directed by professor Finn Arne Jørgensen, University of Stavanger, with Hanna Musiul, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, as deputy director. The partner universities are Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU), National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Renmin University of China (RUC), Shanghai University (SHU), University of Agder (UiA), University of Hong Kong (HKU), and University of Stavanger (UiS).
ANEST runs for three years (2020-2023) with support from the Research Council of Norway INTPART program.
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Image: Roof tiles in Shanghai. Photo by Finn Arne Jørgensen.