In the contemporary society, “Europe” is a broadly debated and highly contested concept. This project explores how (audio-)visual and material communication shape general ideas of Europe as a common, yet ambivalent and contested frame for identity processes. It analyzes how communication becomes normative and how normative ideas are being communicated. We are particularly interested in the role religion plays in visual and material culture and the production of an idea of Europe as a common ground: in a spatial, temporal, and societal sense.
You can read more about the Imagining Europe project on the project page.