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.

H2020 Odycceus – Dynamiques de l’opinion et conflits culturels en Europe (2017-2021)

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.

Achieved Contracts

GlocalMap – Hiérarchisation, délimitation et identification des échelles territoriales (2017-2019)

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.

OTMA – Observatoire des transformations du monde arabe – 2013-2017

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.

Politiques de la terre à l’épreuve de l’anthropocène (SPC) – 2016 & 2017

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.

ANR Corpus Géomédia – Observatoire des flux médiatiques internationaux – 2013-2016

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?

Integrated Territorial Analysis of the Neighbourhood (ITAN) 2012-2014

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.

Soft data pour les politiques publiques de la ville (PEPS) 2014

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.

Events Organised as part of CIST Contracts

  • 12 July 2021 - 13 July 2021 – Imageun Seminar [contrat de recherche]
  • 7 June 2021 - 9 June 2021 – Odycceus Final Conference - The Computational Analysis of Cultural Conflict [conference]
  • 26 February 2021 – Imageun Seminar [imageun]
  • 22 September 2020 - 23 September 2020 – ANR-DFG Imageun Contract Kick Off Meeting [imageun]
  • 15 September 2019 - 20 September 2019 – Democracy in the Age of Big Data and AI [MEDIA]
  • 20 March 2019 – Représenter l’immigration, retourner les stéréotypes racistes ? [journée d'étude]
  • 25 January 2019 – Data Mining & Opinion Dynamics. Methods and Challenges [journée d'étude]
  • 11 December 2018 – Frontières et migrations dans la presse internationale [INFTER]
  • 28 September 2018 – Saisir la représentation des maillages territoriaux. GlocalMap, premiers résultats et méthodologie [communication]
  • 19 June 2018 - 22 June 2018 – 1st Odycceus Conference on Opinion Dynamics and Cultural Conflict in European Spaces [conference]
  • 29 June 2017 - 30 June 2017 – 2011 dans le monde arabe : étape, tournant ou rupture ? [conference]
  • Date limite : 15 May 2017 – Appel à candidatures - Contrat doctoral en géographie politique / Odycceus [call for projects]
  • 2 December 2016 – Présentation du projet GlocalMap - Trajectoires et pratiques de mobilité spatiale : du local au transnational [communication]
  • 22 September 2016 – Sources numériques et flux mondiaux d’information [communication]
  • 7 July 2016 - 8 July 2016 – Geomedia - Structure and Dynamics of Media Flows [axe de recherche]
  • 14 June 2016 – Présentation du baromètre géomédiatique [communication]
  • 14 December 2015 - 15 December 2015 – Séminaire de travail de l’ANR Corpus Géomédia [géomédia]
  • 23 June 2015 – Traces du Web et sphère publique transnationale. Approches méthodologiques et apports épistémologiques [communication]
  • 9 June 2015 – Archiving news on the web through RSS flows. A new tool for studying international events [communication]
  • 4 June 2015 - 5 June 2015 – Les territoires à l’épreuve des changements dans le monde arabe [conference]
  • 11 May 2015 - 12 May 2015 – Séminaire de travail de l’ANR Corpus Géomédia [axe de recherche]
  • 5 May 2015 – Demographic developments in Israel: enlightening the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by sociological and geographical analyses [conférence]
  • Date limite : 29 March 2015 – Appel à communications - Les territoires à l'épreuve des changements dans le monde arabe [call for projects]
  • 4 December 2014 - 5 December 2014 – ESPON internal seminar – Territories Acting for Economic Growth - Using territorial evidence to meet challenges towards 2020 [contrat de recherche]
  • 27 November 2014 – Further steps for territorial analysis in the wider region Europe + Neighbourhoods [axe de recherche]
  • 24 November 2014 - 25 November 2014 – Séminaire de travail de l’ANR Corpus Géomédia [axe de recherche]
  • 12 November 2014 – What territorial cooperation between Europe and its Neighbourhoods? [axe de recherche]
  • Date limite : 15 September 2014 – Le CIST recherche un post-doc en études des médias [call for projects]
  • 3 July 2014 – Do International News Reflect World Hierarchy? A Network Approach [conference]
  • 4 June 2014 - 5 June 2014 – ESPON open seminar - Opportunities and threats for territorial cohesion: Blue Growth and Urban Poverty [équipe de recherche]
  • 3 June 2014 - 5 June 2014 – Doctoriales OTMA [conference]
  • Date limite : 30 April 2014 – Le CIST recherche un ingénieur en traitement statistique de données [call for projects]
  • 13 March 2014 - 14 March 2014 – ITAN - TPG 5 meeting [axe de recherche]
  • 5 March 2014 - 6 March 2014 – Séminaire de travail de l'ANR Corpus Géomédia [axe de recherche]
  • 16 December 2013 – Présentation du projet Géomédia dans le cadre du workshop OT-Media [communication]
  • 12 December 2013 – Creating synergies for well-integrated and coherent Baltic Sea Region - Northern and Eastern Neighbourhoods [itan]
  • 4 December 2013 - 5 December 2013 – ESPON internal seminar - Territorial evidence for cohesion policy 2014-2020 and territorial agenda 2020 [itan]
  • 13 November 2013 – La mer Noire entre Russie et Union européenne : un voisinage partagé ? [axe de recherche]
  • 3 October 2013 - 4 October 2013 – ITAN - TPG4 meeting [axe de recherche]
  • 19 June 2013 - 20 June 2013 – Séminaire de travail de l'ANR Corpus Géomédia [axe de recherche]
  • 13 June 2013 - 14 June 2013 – ESPON open seminar - Territorial co-operation for growth and job [équipe de recherche]
  • 12 June 2013 – ITAN - TPG3 meeting [axe de recherche]
  • 12 March 2013 – Voisinages européens : enjeux démographiques et territoriaux [axe de recherche]
  • 22 October 2012 - 23 October 2012 – Lancement de l'ANR Géomédia [géomédia]
  • 15 October 2012 - 16 October 2012 – Lancement de l'Observatoire des transformations dans le monde arabe (OTMA) [Conflits]
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