The LimSpaces project – coping strategies and horizons of expectation of ordinary actors in Ukraine and Moldavia (2021 – 2024)

Within the framework of the conference “For a Europe of the humanities and social sciences” Denis Eckert geographer, research director at the CNRS, member of Géographie-cités and member of the Limspaces program, will analyze how the war in Ukraine led the actors of the Limspaces project to redefine the methods and objectives of this ANR program: 

on June 15
at 2:00 pm
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
17, bd Jourdan
75 014 Paris

For a Europe of humanities and social sciences

This conference aims to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Franco-German call for projects in the humanities and social sciences (FRAL), with an inaugural evening and a one-day conference to disseminate the knowledge resulting from the winning projects to a wide audience. This event is organized by the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), in French and German, and is open to all upon registration.

The inaugural evening will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, starting at 7:00 pm at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris. The art historian Bénédicte Savoy, professor at the Collège de France, will give a lecture on Franco-German artistic relations through the prism of colonial history. The musician and composer Rodolphe Burger will give a concert with his trio in homage to the German language and culture.

The scientific day on Wednesday, June 15, organized at the Cité internationale de Paris from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., will be fully dedicated to the research teams and their work. The laureates of the FRAL call for projects will be invited to present and make accessible the knowledge resulting from their projects, in ten thematic panels.

The day will also be punctuated by two plenary lectures on Franco-German complementarity in the construction of a Europe of knowledge, and by three round tables “Research at work” where the winners of the FRAL call for projects will discuss the objects, methods and challenges of Franco-German research.

All presentations will be available in French and German thanks to a simultaneous translation system.

Consult the detailed program of the event “Pour une Europe des Sciences humaines et sociales. Fifteen years of Franco-German research”.


Denis Eckert, geographer, director of research at the CNRS, member of Géographie-cités, is a member of the Franco-German research program on Ukraine and Moldavia.

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