Terrorists in Belgium? The Persecution of the Belgian Resistance by the German Military Justice (1940-1944)

During the Second World War, our country faced a terrorism problem. At least, this is how the Germans liked to define the acts of violence by the Resistance against the occupying authorities and the collaboration. For many years, historian Dimitri Roden has studied the methods by which the German military justice wanted to make Belgium a safer place, at least for the occupying authorities. He will talk about it on 2 December. Read more...

How WWI Shattered Religious Beliefs and Theological Basics


How did the Great War change the face of religion in Germany? Historikerdialog  by Lucian Hölscher (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and Patrick Pasture (KU Leuven) on Thursday 5 November 2015 at KU Leuven.
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The Belgian Military Security Unveiled


An Exhibition Open from November 7 until December 5

CegeSoma is a partner of the “Classified” exhibition, organized by the General Intelligence and Security Service (GISS) to commemorate a century of military intelligence. The GISS was established during WWI to counter enemy espionage.
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Edith Cavell: a Network in the Shadow of an Icon

Lecture by Emmanuel Debruyne


Who were the men and women who, with British nurse Edith Cavell, helped Allied soldiers to escape from occupied Belgium? Historian Emmanuel Debruyne (UCL) sheds light on the legendary network by means of a lecture which will be given at CegeSoma on Wednesday 28 October 2015.
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War Enthusiasm in the Summer of 1914 from a Gender Perspective

 Historikerdialog by Christa Hämmerle (University of Vienna) and Henk De Smaele (UAntwerp) on Monday, 26 October 2015 at 16:00 at the BELVue Museum, Place des Palais, 1000 Brussels. The Lecture and the dialogue will be followed by a guided visit to the exhibition Gender@War organized by the Archive for Women's History.
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The Final Disillusion: The Unmaking of Kaiser Wilhelm II in WWI

 Martin Kohlrausch will speak about the Kaiser's fail to live up to his role as Warlord and commander in the Great War, during a Historikerdialog session hosted by Laurence van Ypersele at UCL on Monday, 5 October at 6:30 pm.
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Heritage Days : Visit Our Building !



The 2015 edition of the Heritage Days of the Brussels-Capital Region will take place on 19 and 20 September around the theme “Workshops, Factories and Offices”. The programme offers an abundance of unusual places, illustrating this theme, that can be visited. Our building also opens its doors, but only on 20 September.
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A Number of Periodicals Temporarily Unavailable

A number of periodicals published between 1940 and 1944 is momentarily being digitised by an outside firm and therefore momentarily unaccessible. If you wish to consult a periodical published between 1940 and 1944, it is advisable to contact Kathleen Vandenberghe beforehand to make sure it is available.


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