Conference Sarah Van Ruyskensvelde on Secondary Schools During the Second World War

How was the Second World War experienced at school? On Wednesday 10 September, we start our season of activities with a conference of historian Sarah Van Ruyskensvelde on Belgian secondary schools during the Second World War.

Brussels 1914-1918: the War Years in Real Time

Follow the occupation of Brussels from day to day via the Facebook page of Paul Max. As an unemployed journalist he relates the hope, fear and uncertainty which marked daily life in the capital.

Heritage Day at Square de l’Aviation 29

Together with the Directorate-General War Victims, we throw our doors wide open on Sunday 21 September during the Brussels Heritage Day. Guided tours will take place throughout the day.

Rachel, Jacob, Paul et les autres. Une histoire des Juifs à Bruxelles/Onwillig Brussel: a New Publication by Lieven Saerens

After his work on Antwerp, Lieven Saerens has studied the history of Brussels and its Jewish population. His new book Rachel, Jacob, Paul et les autres. Une histoire des Juifs à Bruxelles/Onwillig Brussel is a gripping account of migration, persecution, resistance and memory.

Shock!1914: An Exhibition on War and the Mass Media

How reliable were the media in 1914? In the exhibition Shock!1914, the State Archives, Cegesoma and the Royal Library reconstruct the chaotic weeks of the summer and autumn of 1914.

70th Anniversary of the Liberation: What do our Collections hold?

If you are looking for documentation on the Liberation of Belgium, you must pay a look to our reading room! The Liberation, now 70 years ago, is one of the main subjects of our archive collection.

A special Issue of the JBH on WWI

The next issue of the JBH, to be published in September, is a special issue on tensions in Belgium during the First World War. Seven articles shed light on less known aspects of life at the front and in occupied Belgium.

Exhibition Albert & Elisabeth Extended at the Belvue Museum

Good news! For those who have not visited the Albert&Elisabeth, filming the Life of a Royal Couple exhibition, it will be possible to see it at the BelVue Museum ( The exhibition will be there from 15 September until 30 November, which makes it also accessible to schools.