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From September to June, CEGESOMA regularly organises conferences and study days which aim to make recent research, sometimes concerning controversial topics, known to the public.

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‘Hendrik de Man: headstrong, fiendish and dreaming’ : Author Jan Willem Stutje talks to Rudi Van Doorslaer about his new biography.

 The 'Friends of CegeSoma (State Archives)' and the Masereelfonds (co-organisator) have the pleasure of inviting you to the afternoon conference where Jan Willem Stutje will talk to Rudi Van Doorslaer about his recently published biography on Hendrik de Man. Read more...

Invitation : Publications on the Great War at the End of the Commemoration Activities. Evaluation and Prospects.

 After four years of commemoration activities related to the hundredth anniversary of the First World War in Belgium, it is time for an evaluation. Books and journals have already given overviews and opened research perspectives which thus far had remained unexplored. CegeSoma wants to introduce some of these publications and their authors to you on 19 November 2018 from 9.15 a.m. till 1.15 p.m. 

Registration for the presentations, the debate and the reception is possible until 14 November 2018 via this link.

More information: isabelle.ponteville@arch.be

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‘To End All Wars?’ International Conference at the End of the Memorial Year 2018

 The In Flanders Fields Museum and Cegesoma organize the four-day international conference To End All Wars? – Geopolitical Aftermath and  Commemorative Legacies of the First World War.
This international (English-language) conference will take place in Ypres, 22 - 25 August 2018.


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CONFERENCES - Public and Applied History on the Battlefield of Europe

 The first conference of the Jean Monnet network Applied Contemporary European History was held in November 2016. The network's scope is to deal with difficult or controversial issues of European history such as wars or experiences of violence. The objective is to contribute to the construction of a shared European history.
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Violence In 20th-Century European History - European Conference ACCESSIBLE ONLINE

Between 6 and 8 June 2018, the European Remembrance and Solidarity Network organized its eight conference in the Brussels Palace of  the Academies. This conference, with CegeSoma as co-organizer, had 'Violence' as an umbrella theme. Read more...

IVth Conference of the International Federation for Public History

 From 5 to 9 June 2017, the fourth conference of the International Federation for Public History (FIHP/IFPH) will be held in Ravenna. In just five days, some fifty international panels will discuss key questions with regard to public history.
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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.
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LECTURE - Judiciary, resistance and violence in Brussels 1940-1944

 During the Second World War, the Belgian judiciary found itself in a difficult position: on one side, the occupying forces vehemently fought the resistance, whereas on the other side resistance groups violently attacked Germans and collaborators.

The magistrates working for the public prosecutor's office were faced with a dilemma: were they to hand over resistance fighters to the occupant, or should they suspend the prosecution of the perpetrators of violent attacks against collaborators - and thus leave the crimes unpunished?
Which decision did the magistrates take? Did their attitude change over time and if so, why? And how did the occupying forces react?

These questions will be discussed during the lecture on Friday the 24th of March 2017.

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