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  • Together apart?

    “Together apart? Imaginationen, Narrative und Praktiken Europäischer (Des)Integration“; contribution by Veit Bachmann to a roundtable discussion at the GeoWoche 2021; 08 October 2021 (online)

  • Latest publication

    “Se soigner en Tunisie : du Maghreb à la rive sud du Sahara”; publication by Betty Rouland; 25 January 2022 ; accessible here

  • ’Normative Power’ et la marginalisation sociospatiale dans l’Union Européene

    “’Normative Power’ et la marginalisation sociospatiale dans l’Union Européene” ; presentation by Veit Bachmann at the conference « L’Europe des mécontentements: entre mythes et réalités » of the French Association National Nouvelle Ruralités ;…

  • Latest publication

    “Visionary Geographies of European Studies”; publication by Veit Bachmann; July 2021; accessible here

  • Hello world, we are IMAGEUN!

    We are the IMAGEUN project and we are excited about our online presence. Information about our project, research and involved persons can be found on this page.

  • Le français dans un Maghreb plurilingue

    “Le français dans un Maghreb plurilingue”; interview with Kmar Bendana ; May 2022 ; accessible here

  • Latest publication

    “Post-Brexit Geopolitics”; publication by Veit Bachmann; July 2021; accessible here

  • 15th anniversary of the French-German programme of ANR/DFG

    15th anniversary of the French-German programme of ANR/DFG funding in the Social Sciences and Humanities; Claude Grasland presenting the IMAGEUN project; 14/15 June 2022 in Paris; more information here  

  • Latest publication

    „Reclaiming the knowledge society from ‘urban economization’: thinking with the Frankfurt School”; publication by Veit Bachmann; January 2022; accessible here

  • Greetings from Tunis

    PhD research fellow Laura Schuhn at fieldwork in Tunis.

  • Deep Mapping Transnational Therapeutic Mobilities

    “Deep Mapping Transnational Therapeutic Mobilities”; panel organised by Betty Rouland at the Annual IMISCOE conference (International Migration Research Network); 29 June – 01 July 2022 in Oslo, Norway

  • Thinking normative power through the Frankfurt School: Notes on the EU’s role in global domination

    “Thinking normative power through the Frankfurt School: Notes on the EU’s role in global domination”; presentation by Veit Bachmann at the workshop « Normative Power in the Planetary Organic Crisis…

  • IMAGEUN workshop in Frankfurt

    The team of IMAGEUN meets for a workshop in Frankfurt on 30 & 31 March 2022.

 

IMAGEUN stands for the French-German research project “In the Mirror of the European Neighbourhood (Policy) : Mapping Macro-Regional Imaginations”. It centrally evolves around the three key terms that appear in the title:

 

  • MACRO-REGION: the project inquires how people in different places imagine a possible division of the globe into different world regions and which of those world regions they feel part of;
  • IMAGINATION: it is a study on how people imagine the geographical order of the world. It is also interested in the transformation of such imaginations through both representational and discursive as well as material and tangible factors. We seek to understand how people make sense of the world with its connections and divisions;
  • EUROPE: the macro-region at the centre of interest to IMAGEUN is Europe and its “neighbourhood”. Our research focusses on how “Europe” is imagined spatially and semantically in different places within the EU and in its “neighbourhood”.

 

Trying to develop a better understanding about what “Europe” means and how it relates to its “neighbours”, our research will be conducted in France and Germany as countries often considered at the “heart of Europe”, in Turkey and Tunisia as key countries in the “European neighbourhood”, as well as in Britain and Ireland whose relationship with each other and with Europe is in a complex process of redefinition in the wake of Brexit.