Research Contracts to which CIST Contributes
ANR-DFG Imageun – In the Mirror of the European Neighbourhood (Policy). Mapping Macro-Regional Imaginations (2020-2024)
The aim of this Franco-German research project is to analyse the specifically geographical dimension of the imaginaries that drive regional integration in this part of the world. By combining the analysis of textual and iconographic corpora, the aim is to identify and study the regions of the world to which the populations of five countries feel they belong: Germany, France, Turkey, Tunisia and the United Kingdom. By distancing ourselves from a Eurocentric posture, which would consider above all these regional imaginaries through the prism of "Europe" alone, or even the EU, the aim of this work is to analyse these imaginaries, as they appear in these countries in their diversity, without any a priori limits or scales and through the cross-analysis of three different types of discourse: that obtained through surveys of political decision-makers, undergraduate students and through the analysis of media corpuses.
Social media and the digitisation of news and discussion fora are having far-reaching effects on the way individuals and communities communicate, organize, and express themselves. Can the information circulating on these platforms be tapped to better understand and analyze the enormous problems facing our contemporary society? Could this help us to better monitor the growing number of social crises due to cultural differences and diverging world-views? Would this facilitate early detection and perhaps even ways to resolve conflicts before they lead to violence?
The H2020 Odycceus project answers all these questions in the affirmative. It proposes to develop the conceptual foundations, the methodologies and the tools able to make these ambitious visions operational and to demonstrate their operational character over a wide range of case studies.
The GlocalMap survey – Hiérarchisation, délimitation et identification des échelles territoriales – got selected in 2015 as part of a DIME Quanti call for projects (internet mobile ELIPSS panel).
Carried by the CIST, it aims to propose a first snapshot of the situation of the perceptions of territorial levels on the French scale.
The aim of this observatory is to pool work and data on the post-revolutionary Arab world, to draw up "markers" of change in an area undergoing profound transformations, and to set up observation instruments that are reproducible and comparable in time and space.
The CIST has participated on several occasions, notably through research conducted within the framework of the ANR Corpus Géomédia project, in the interdisciplinary research programme launched by the COMUE Sorbonne Paris Cité.
The objective of the ANR Corpus Géomédia is to set up a tool to capture RSS feeds concerning international news from a hundred or so newspapers around the world (French, English and Spanish speaking) and then to answer several research questions: what is an event? how can we explain the under- or over-representation of certain spaces or actors? can we model the circulation of information on a global scale?
This project on Europe's neighbouring regions (from Morocco to Russia) relies on 3 other European partners and a network of local experts. It is funded within the framework of the European Spatial Planning Observatory Network (ESPON-ORATE Programme).
Étude de faisabilité sur des outils analytiques basés sur les mégadonnées
Feasibility study on analytical tools based on Big Data project – 2014
This project aims to provide specialized expertise on megadata, especially on web 2.0 (O’Reilly, 2005), linked to territorial data and information. After identifying the data sets available, a concrete, operational methodology will be proposed to process them with more traditional territorial data sets. Lastly, the project will make recommendations on processing this type of data.
This project explores the significance and role of soft data in making public decisions regarding town planning and management. Given the abundant data, the project will make a state of the art of existing data and develop a shared debate on methodological questions (“digital methods”) and theoretical issues (relationship between the digital and the physical) linked to using these data in urban policies.