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Cooperating research projects

Research project "Imagined Europeans"

What makes the Europeans European ? The research project focuses on the invention of the European human being (the homo europaeus) and tries to identify the circulation and the construction of European stereotypes, images and ideas in representations, sciences and political and economic processes.

Research establishments

Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research

The Max-Plack-Institute for Demographic Research is located in Rostock. It has been founded in 1996 and is one of the largest non-governmental research bodies in demography of the world. It carries out research on mortality, longevity and aging, statistical knowledge on popualtion development as well as on fertility and family dynamics.

September 2011
Petra Overath (Hg.)


november 2011
Heinrich Hartmann


february 2012
Maximilian Schochow/Daniel Schmidt



1 july 2006 - 30 june 2010
Project duration


Bundministerium für Bildung und Forschung