PUBLICATIONS – Cities at war, 1914-1918. Wallonia and Brussels

The authors of « La Wallonie dans la Grande Guerre » and « Bruxelles ville occupée » relate the experiences of Walloons and inhabitants of Brussels during the First World War through the medium of the image. They examine how the major challenges of this turbulent period are reflected by means of photographs, postcards or the illustrated press.
The books are for sale at CegeSoma at the price of 20 €.

Conference - Did the Belgian Economy remain "frozen" and "static" for nearly a century?

On 14 December 2016, Kristof Smeyers (University College London) will talk about Belgium's economic history since the First World War from a totally new perspective: was there a recovery in Belgium after the First World War or did the Belgian economy remain static from then on ?

JBH – New Theme Issue: “Belgian Military History until 1914”

What is the significance of studying military history today? And where lies the relevance for Belgium, a state that for a long time had a mandatory neutral status and had only a limited military importance? The two young historians and guest editors of this new theme issue show that military history can be a flourishing field of research for Belgium, and that it is more than the history of famous battles!

EXHIBITION - 14-18 through children’s eyes

The catalogue accompanying the exhibition « War in Short Pants, 14-18 » recounts the fate of children during the Great War. After a presentation of the history of childhood in 1914-1918, the book follows the traces of seven boys and girls who experienced the conflict in Belgium, Germany, Russia, the Ottoman Empire and Australia. The catalogue is for sale at the CegeSoma at the price of €13.

ARCHIVES – 20,000 new photographs of the Sipho news agency discovered

No less than 20,000 new pictures of the news agency Sipho have recently been discovered. They will enrich the first part of the fund preserved at CegeSoma, which already includes 175,000 images relating to Belgian and foreign news of the period 1930-1944. Filed and accessible in digital format, these photographs enjoy a high visibility and are frequently used to illustrate publications.