Welcome to CEGESOMA/State Archives of Belgium

CEGESOMA, Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Society, is the Belgian centre of excellence for the history of 20th century conflicts. It carries out research, organises public events and holds document collections. It is since 1 January 2016 the fourth Operational Directory of the State Archives. It is a platform for academic and public activities in Belgium and abroad, in particular with regard to the two World Wars.


International Conference ‘Holocaust Studies and Its Social Setting’

 To conclude the second phase of the project “European Holocaust Research Infrastructure”, with the State Archives/CegeSoma being one of its partner institutions, an international conference is going to be held in Amsterdam on July 3, 2019. Read more...

War - occupation - liberation: a new book on Belgium during the Second World War

 On May 8, a new permanent exhibition on the Second World War was opened at the Army Museum / War Heritage Institute.

This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue that looks at the Second World War from different angles. To the latter, CegeSoma researchers have made a significant contribution. Read more...

Fourth Public History Encounter of the CegeSoma

 At CINEMATEK on Thursday 16 May 2019 (5.30 pm – 7.00 pm)


'L'histoire d'espoir de la résistante armée Sarah Goldberg'


Screening of the movie (in French) about the story of hope of Resistance fighter Sarah Goldberg, attended by director Patricia Niedzwiecki. Read more...

Fifth 'double' Public History Encounter of the CegeSoma

 1.   At the Royal Museum of the Armed forces/War Heritage Institute on 20 May 2019 (10.00 am – 11.45 am) 'Private tour of the new permanent exhibition 'War - Occupation – Liberation' 
2.   At CegeSoma on 19 June 2019 (12.30 pm – 2.00 pm)        
  'Current challenges for a war museum.'
Conference-debate with guest speakers: Wannes Devos and Kevin Gony.Moderated by Chantal Kesteloot
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Study day aimed at the French-speaking local historical associations

 'De la Libération à la Victoire : l'histoire locale revisitée'

Lundi 3 juin 2019 – Archives de l'Etat à Namur

Le Centre d'Études et de Documentation Guerre et Sociétés contemporaines (CegeSoma), 4e Direction opérationnelle des Archives de l'État en Belgique, organise le 3 juin prochain une journée d'étude spécialement destinée aux cercles d'histoire locale. Read more...

CegeSoma publishes its annual report 2018

 Positioned between two major commemorative events of two World Wars, the year 2018 was an essential year for CegeSoma.

 

We created the foundation for a reorientation of our strategic research policy and for a thorough overhaul of our collection and repository management policy.

 

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A price reduction and an anniversary issue of the JBH in 2019

 Thanks to the financial support of the Universitaire Stichting – Fondation Universitaire and the FNRS we can announce some good news : the cost of the Journal of Belgian History will be reduced. As of 2019, you will pay as an individual reader only 40 euro (without shipping costs) for a subscription of four issues; institutions will pay 60 euro (without shipping costs). One issue will cost only 15 euro (a single issue) or 25 euro (a double sized issue). Bookshops can enjoy a 20% discount. This reduction will not have any impact on the quality of the content, quite on the contrary.
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Editathon of CegeSoma about Brussels at War

 On 25 April, the CegeSoma held its first Editathon about Brussels in times of war, also aimed at presenting UGESCROWD  the new crowdsourcing platform developed within the framework of the UGESCO project. Read more...
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