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The broadcasting programmes of Radio Bruxelles and Zender Brussel digitally accessible in the reading room!

 Wartime radio was a particularly efficient means of communication. News of the front, official or clandestine speeches, encrypted messages and propaganda broadcasts were communicated to the Belgian citizens on a daily basis. Many families hold memories of evenings gathered around the radio. The radio was a real tool of information and persuasion, used by the allies as well as the occupier. CegeSoma proposes to discover or rediscover the German radio production in Brussels during the Second World War!
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The commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

 The commemorations are ever-present in our society today. The centenary of the Great War,  the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, and of course the recent terrorist attacks were all themes for commemoration ceremonies. Commemorations are social perceptions that should be studied not only for their historical relevance, but for the way societies have behaved with respect to them. In other words, how and to which end does the present claim the past? Read more...

Inventory of the Archives of the The Royal National Federation of Veterans of the Piron Brigade

 The memory of a legendary Belgian military unit finally accessible
When the activities of certain military units ceased after the German capitulation of May 1945, their members often felt the need to continue to reunite and keep the memories of their sacrifices alive. The acquisition and inventorization of archives of associations such as The Royal National Federation of Veterans of the Piron Brigade, are therefore particularly important to CegeSoma. Read more...

CegeSoma Embraces the Wikipedia Adventure

 On 18 December, CegeSoma organized its first 'Wikipedia marathon'.

As everyone knows, Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia that is available to anyone who wishes to use it and correct it. The project is part of a bigger project: Wikimedia. Apart from the encyclopedia, there is also Wikisource for original documents, Wikidata for databases, Wikimedia Commons for photographs, Wikinews, Wiktionnaire etc. Read more...

The collection of interviews of CegeSoma largely accessible

 CegeSoma manages a large and varied collection of interviews carried out since the early 1970s, either by researchers of the Centre or in the context of external initiatives such as the programmes Jours de Guerre produced by the RTBF or also those by Maurice De Wilde by the VRT. Read more...

Submersion in the question of keywords

 For more than 20 years, the online Pallas catalogue has allowed to search documents in the collections of CegeSoma. Pallas proposes different ways of navigating to the users, among others the search by keywords. Read more...

We have read your views and drawn our conclusions: CegeSoma facilitates the access to its collections!

 The question of the access to our collections was one of the key points that was examined in the context of the MADDLAIN project. Although the tools and means of communication used by our readers have changed considerably in the digital age, the main reason for different publics to turn to an institution such as CegeSoma remains the consultation of our archives and our rich library which is made accessible to them. Read more...

Join our Team of Volunteers!

 As you may have read in these pages, CegeSoma continuously acquires new archive funds, documentation and photographs.


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