CONFERENCE - 'Local Government in Times of War' with Nico Wouters, Peter Romijn & Jan Naert

On the occasion of the publication of our colleague Nico Wouters new book 'Mayoral Collaboration', the CegeSoma organises a conference about local government in wartime on Friday 21 April. Two other experts in this field, Peter Romijn (NIOD, University of Amsterdam) and Jan Naert (Ghent University) will comment on this topic from their respective perspectives of the Netherlands and the First World War.

BELGIUM WWII – A virtual platform on the Second World War

The team “Public History” has been working very hard on a virtual platform on the Second World War in Belgium. The aim is to make clear, concise and correct information available for the public through various formats (such as digital storytelling and an encyclopedia), and to make 'Belgium WWII' the prime online reference on our wartime history. The platform will be launched at the end of September 2017.

ARCHIVES - Join our Team of Volunteers!

Are you retired and passionated by the history of Belgium? Or are you a student or recently graduate looking for useful experience to strengthen your cv? Do you have a heart for volunteering? The CegeSoma is looking for new volunteers to complement the existing team and offers you the opportunity to explore archives that are often closed to the public and to strengthen your archival competencies. Please contact: or 02/556 92 11.

PUBLIC HISTORY - IVth Conference of the International Federation for Public History

The conference organized in Ravenna by the International Federation for Public History from 5 to 9 June 2017 will be of particular relevance to everyone interested in public history. CegeSoma has taken as its mission to promote an approach with and for a large public, engaging itself actively within the Federation. Programme of the Conference :

DIGITAL CATALOGUES - 3 tips to find more sources and references

The MADDLAIN research project has recently been finished. The CegeSoma puts some of its findings in to practice in order to improve the digital access to our collections and those of the State Archives and Royal Library. On our website, you can find the first tips emanating from this study. These will enable you to find more references and digital sources in the institutions' catalogues.

SYMPOSIUM - Violence In 20th-Century European History: Commemorating, Documenting, Educating

From 6 to 8 June 2017, the 6th symposium organised by the European network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) will be held in Brussels. It will be dedicated to violence in 20th century European history, from the perspective of commemoration, documentation and education. For this purpose, seven institutes, among which CegeSoma, have joined forces with the ENRS.