Erling Hagen Agøy is Airborne's new PhD Fellow
Agøy starts working on the project in August, studying historical climate change in China.
PhD Fellow Erling H. Agøy
Erling H. Agøy completed his Master's degree in East Asian Culture and History at the University of Oslo in 2016. Agøy has been an exchange student at Peking University, Beijing, and National Taiwan University, Taiwan. In 2016, he did a student traineeship at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing. Agøy won an award from the Network for Asian Studies (Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo) for the best MA thesis on an Asian topic in 2017.
My contribution to Airborne will be a project on historical climate change in China. In particular, I will focus on the Jiangnan region (the area surrounding Shanghai) in the 17th century. Here, I will look into how the climate changes in this period, which are believed to have been significant not only in China, influenced the historical development, and how they were perceived and dealt with in contemporary society. This I hope will also have relevance for today's situation, as the same region is also threatened by the climate changes going on today.