Ani-net: (the artful narrative inquiry network) is attached to the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol and consists in an INTERDISCIPLINARY community of RESEARCHERS AND SCHOLARS IN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES; THE HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS in both Bristol and beyond. (Membership of Ani-net is open to scholars in both Bristol; throughout the UK and beyond.)
Ani-net has a community listserve (an e-list) which is hosted by jiscmail the UK education and research communities discussion list site. To join our list go to JISCMAIL.AC.UK and scroll down the alphabetical list of discussion lists to ANI-NET. Follow instructions to subscribe.
As well as an e-community of scholars, ani-net engages in a number of scholarly activities, including collaborative and other writing retreats: monthy open narrative space meetings in Bristol; community visits to conferences and gatherings and evenings and workshops with invited speakers – see our blog and news pages for current and future events.
Ani-net scholars are committed to exploring the ways in which artful and collaborative practices of narrative inquiry can extend and enhance the parameters of qualitative research with people; environments and communities. We are informed by post structuralist, post-human, post colonial and feminist ideas, as well as cooperative and participatory inquiry practices.
Ani-net has links with other organisations and networks and is a collaborating site with the International Institute of qualitative Inquiry and regular contributor to the International qualitative inquiry congress.
- Ani-net has many overlapping links with ARCIO (action research and critical inquiry in organisations) , a research centre based in the School of Management, University of Bristol and has links with the University-wide research theme on gender,
- Our work also overlaps and connects with the arts-based inquiry work currently being conducted by the art/o/graphy group at the University of British Columbia.
- Our members tend to connect with the autoethnography list, started by Carolyn Ellis at the University of South Florida
- We have numerous links with the school of health in social science at the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for narrative research at the University of East London.
Visiting International fellows:
Our network has attracted both long and short term visiting fellows from all over the world, including:
- Jean Clandinin, University of Alberta, Canada.
- Cathy Riessman, Boston college University, USA.
- Tami Spry, St Cloud State University, USA.
- Bronwyn Davies,Independent scholar, Australia
- Susanne Gannon, University of Western Sydney, Australia
If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch, via our contacts page!