Conferences

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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Colloquia of local history associations 'From Liberation to Victory'

 On 3 June and on 17 June, CegeSoma organised two colloquia, at the State Archives in Namur and at the State Archives in Ghent respectively, for anyone interested in local history about the period from the Liberation of the country in September 1944 to the final victory over Nazism in spring 1945. The following report presents an overview of the papers presented that can provide tools and guidance for further research about the subject, thereby also spreading the findings of the colloquium among those interested in local history. Read more...

A workshop on looted library materials in Belgium during the Second World War

 On 14 June 2019, Dr Patricia Kennedy Grimsted (Harvard University) was invited as the main speaker to a workshop organised by CegeSoma and AMSAB - ISG about the Nazi's plunder of cultural heritage in Belgium during the Second World War. She is an internationally renowned expert who has been carrying out research on this issue for decades and still works on the subject. Read more...

Conference in Leuven about archives and historical research

 From 6 to 7 June, the yearly international archival symposium will take place in the Belgian State Archives in Leuven.

The theme of this year's conference is archives and scholarly research (Archive und wissenschaftliche Forschung). Read more...

Workshop Plunder of Art and Heritage in Belgium during the Second World War - 14 June 2019

 Recently Patricia Grimsted, the well-known American researcher on the history of the German looting of art and heritage in Europe during World War II, has addressed a number of Belgian researchers with a request to follow up on earlier research and publication projects.
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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...

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...

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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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...

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