The project offers a new interpretation of the societies of Ukraine and Moldova. The originality of the project lies in looking at the microsocial effects of the "in-between" position of these populations, caught between Western and Russian spheres of intervention. It analyzes them from an actor-centered, grounded and relational perspective.
This collective research focuses on the modalities of land use conversion in the Global South in relation to urbanization. The aim is, on the one hand, to identify and classify the conversion processes, the exits from agricultural use or the entry into the urban market on a macro scale and, on the other hand, to document the modalities of action and their effects on the basis of specific case studies.
As soon as Esperanto appeared in 1887, its promoters developed a multilingual propaganda to popularize this "international language". The project is to digitize the booklets published in several "natural languages" between 1887 and 1892 to promote Esperanto, documents scattered in European and Israeli libraries, and thus constitute a corpus for the analysis of the early diffusion of the Esperanto idea.
The project questions the observable differences between East and West German societies 30 years after reunification. It is based on ethnographic surveys conducted by Franco-German teams, returning to the thesis work of two anthro-pologists who had studied in the 1990s villages located in direct proximity to the former Iron Curtain.
MobiTIC is a collaborative research program that gathers public research institutions (CNRS, IFSTTAR), the national statistics bureau (INSEE) and the main mobile network operator in France (Orange). We aim to develop a reproductible methodology to produce representative indicators of people presence and mobility, frequently updated and at very fine spatial and temporal scales.
The project is working on a cartographic representation of deportation trajectories and "special colonies" where, during the time of the USSR, entire population groups (about 6 million people) were relegated. A feasibility study is being carried out here for three control territories with a view to a generalisable approach for the whole of the USSR.
Through this project we aim to better understand the diversity of individuals musical taste, listening practices and effective music consumptions on streaming platforms. We develop indicators measuring the effects of recommendation (human and machine) on the listening history of users. To fulfill these objectives we combine traditional survey methods with big data analysis. The program is based upon a partnership between social scientists, computer scientists and one of the major music streaming platforms in France.
The aim of this Franco-German research project is to analyse the specifically geographical dimension of the imaginaries that animate regional integration in this part of the world, by crossing the analysis of textual and iconographic corpuses, in order to identify and study the regions of the world to which the populations of five countries occupying different situations in the region feel they belong: Germany and France, Turkey, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.
Cities in Europe and Asia have become the focal points of changing migration patterns. This context has challenged pre-existing models of management of urban diversity. In parallel, the rise of nationalist rhetoric feed the implementation of a number of exclusionary measures. This comparative projects contemplates the city as a key site to on emerging models of diversity governance.
In this exploratory program in partnership with IFISC (Palma, ES) we uncover the structure of real estate agent networks that can be identified from ad data posted on platforms (SeLoger, LeBonCoin, Idealista, FotoCasa). The data are represented using bipartite networks linking agents and ads. The methods used are those of spatial networks science and community detection in ecological networks.
To specify the power relationships at work in the deployment of migrant spatialities. To characterize the forms of presence/visibility of migrants in transit in the city in a relational approach to public spaces. Study the daily interactions with other urban actors, inhabitants, tourists, institutional actors. Overcoming dualisms by articulating the times of mobility and anchorage.
Starting from the specialized vocabulary of geography, the project aims to develop a protocol adaptable to other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim is to systematize experimented actions in terms of translation, to promote the translation of metadata (English, Spanish, Chinese), to develop multilingual indexes that will be shared with other open access journals.
The aim of this project is to characterise the effect that congresses can have on the dynamics of scientific networks and their internationalisation. To improve understanding of the social depth of scientific activity and the role of congresses in the circulation of knowledge and collaboration, NETCONF proposes to compare the case of two congresses in two disciplines: chemistry and political science.
This project aims to develop a platform for geospatial exploration of science data. The objective is to make available through an open access platform different options for processing and visualizing spatialized networks of contemporary science.
The project investigates how asset-based welfare policies, residential market volatility, stratified accumulation and vulnerability impinge upon the geography of inequality in property markets. Since the 1990s, housing prices have increased faster than the income of buyers, becoming a driver of social polarisation and household vulnerability. We investigate links bteween socio-spatial inequality, asset capitalisation, instability and vulnerability in residential housing markets.
The Com2SiCa research program (Understanding and Simulation of Human Behaviors in areas affected by disasters: from analysis to policy making) aims to improve understanding and the ability to anticipate individual and collective human be-havior in face of complex threats and disasters of all origins, breaking down traditional disciplinary approaches.
Conception and writing of about 80 books presenting the knowledge and know-how of geography and demography for students and researchers (master and doctorate level) as well as for the general public. The books will be published in French by ISTE and in English by Wiley.
A previous survey (EuroBroadMap, 2009-11) concluded that Central asia was a blind sport in mental representation of world regions. This result could be explained by a methodological bias: the drawn regions are centered on the respondents, yet no survey had been carried out in Central Asia. To answer this question, the survey was replicated in 2018-19 in Kazakhstan.
Places are not the same at night and during the day : people move daily and make changes in neighbourhoods densities and their social structures. Mobiliscope is a geovisualization platform to explore how areas and segregation change over a 24 hour period.
Oddyceus seeks conceptual breakthroughs in Global Systems Science, including a fine-grained representation of cultural conflicts based on conceptual spaces and text analysis, game theory, and new models of alignment and polarization dynamics. It develops an open modular platform, PENELOPE, that integrates tools, from data scraped from social media and digital sources, to visualisation of the analyses and models.
To what extent can the “commons” approach contribute to the renewal of housing policies and programs? What is the feedback from the field of collective, cooperative, or commoning housing projects in Global South's cities?
Based on the notion of “commons”, this research scrutinizes forms of land tenure that are alternative to private ownership and guarantee land security in precarious neighborhoods.
The program, led by the Ecole française of Rome (EFR) in collaboration with the Ecole française of Athens (EFA) and (until 2019) the Casa Velazquez (Madrid), questions the effect of the 2008 subprime crisis and the austerity policies on the Euro-Mediterranean in a trans-scalar perspective, based upon disciplines concerned with territorial issues (geography, planning, sociology, etc.). It is based on scientific meetings, doctoral training workshops, and publications.
In RelatHealth project we propose to analyse place effects on health focusing on accessibility to various urban resources, such as health care facilities but also commercial, cultural, transportation and leisure facilities. We aim to reconsider the notion of accessibility combining not only spatial distribution of urban resources but also people’s place experiences and to explore inequalities in resources accessibility may translate into inequalities in health. Two cities are more specifically studied : Paris and Montreal.
Interdisciplinary and international team of researchers created by Thomas Louail in 2015 and founded by the RNSC (national network for complex systems) and the LabEx DynamiTe. The team aims to address quantitative geography issues and theories with massive observational and simulated data.
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