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Identities and modernities in Europe: European and national identity construction programmes and politics, culture, history and religion

Objective

IME investigates European identities, defined as a wide range of definitions of ‘us, the Europeans’ proposed and acted upon by various actors in and around the current European Union (EU), in particular in nine cases: Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Drawing from the theory of multiple modernities, the project addresses three major issues regarding European identities: what they are, in what ways they have been formed and what trajectories they may take from now on. Through a set of nine case studies, IME first investigates the diversity of European identities as it manifests in the nine cases. It then examines the various ways in which these diverse self-definitions have been formulated and maintained in different societal, cultural and systemic settings and in which they have been interacting with various processes and forces. It then aims to identify commonalities among diverse European identities in nine countries through a series of thematic comparisons of the cases, in order to provide the basis for grounded projection of possible trajectories European identities may take as the processes of European integration continue. The project challenges the conventional wisdom about European identities and the teleological implication which lies behind much of the discussions of European identities and aims to offer valuable insights into the contexts in which various policies of identity construction are pursued.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/religion
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Address
River House High Street 53-57
KT1 1LQ Kingston Upon Thames
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 302 738
Administrative Contact
Atsuko Ichijo (Dr.)

Participants (9)

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA ETNIKAINEMZETI KISEBBSEGKUTATO INTEZETE

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Orszaghaz Utca 30
1250 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mihályné Nemes (Dr.)
Elliniko Idryma Evropaikis kai Exoterikis Politikis (HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN POLICY)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 180 468
Address
Vasilissis Sofias Avenue 49
106 76 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Triandafyllidou (Dr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 203 296
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bo Stråth (Prof.)
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 201 856
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75337 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gina Sandanassamy (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 296
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Gercek
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 88 692
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mihályné Nemes (Dr.)
International Center For Minority Studies And Intercultural Relations
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 87 442
Address
Antim Parvi 55
1303 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marko Hajdinjak (Mr.)
ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 90 194
Address
Kazim Karabekir Cad 2/13 Istanbul Eski Silahtaraga Elektrik Santrali Santraistanbul Kampusu
34060 Eyup Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Orhun çavdar (Mr.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 89 791
Address
Trg Republike Hrvatske 14
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Siniša Rodin (Prof.)