Aesthetic Education through Narrative Art and its Relevance for the Humanities

  • Vidmar Jovanović, Iris (PI)
  • Slugan, Mario (CoI)
  • Fingerhut, Joerg (CoI)

Project Details


Aesthetic education is the hypothesis that the cultivation of aesthetic sensibility develops political harmony and Aesthetic Education Through Narrative Art (AEtNA) is an investigation of the impact of narrative representations on social cohesion. In social scientific terms, aesthetic education is a theory of the relationship between contemporary culture and social justice. The five-year project (February 2021 to January 2026) is funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (UIP-2020-02-1309) to the value of 1,203,297kn and led by Dr Iris Vidmar Jovanović (University of Rijeka), with Dr Rafe McGregor (Edge Hill University), Dr Mario Slugan (University of Warwick), and Dr Joerg Fingerhut (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) as co-investigators. The interdisciplinary investigation will be conducted from three perspectives – philosophical aesthetics, narrative criminology, and cognitive science – and focused on three themes: narrative and knowledge, narrative and ethical life, and narrative and social cohesion.

Layman's description

The aim of this project is to investigate the value of narrative representation for the communication of knowledge, the enrichment of ethical life, and the creation of social cohesion.
Short titleAesthetic Education through Narrative Art
Effective start/end date1/02/2131/01/26

Collaborative partners

  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Rijeka (lead)
  • University of Warwick (Project partner)
  • Humboldt University of Berlin (Project partner)


Explore the research topics touched on by this project. These labels are generated based on the underlying awards/grants. Together they form a unique fingerprint.