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

Following the publication of the book 'Mayoral Collaboration' by CegeSoma-researcher Nico Wouters, CegeSoma will organize a conference on local government in times of war on 21 April 2017 at 2.30 p.m.

 Nico Wouters will first briefly present a few of the main conclusions of his book. Next, Peter Romijn (NIOD, University of Amsterdam) and Jan Naert (Ghent University) will successively respond. At the same time, they will present some of the results of their own research.

Themes that will be discussed are: international comparison between Belgium, France and the Netherlands, comparison between the First and the Second World War and initiatives for new research on (the impact of) occupations.


The conference will be moderated by Dirk Luyten, the conference language is Dutch


Registration is free via email to: isabelle.delvaux@cegesoma.be



The programme

2.30 p.m. - Nico Wouters: Key aspects from the book 'Mayoral Collaboration'

3 p.m. – Peter Romijn: The Role of  Functional Elites

3.20 p.m. – Jan Naert: Mayors during the First World War in Belgium and Occupied France


For those who cannot participate in this conference, there is the possibility of attending an international conference in June 2017 in Canterbury:


Conference website: https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/munitions-of-the-mind/conference/