Welcome to CegeSoma (State Archives)

Who are we? CegeSoma is the fourth operational direction of the State Archives and the Belgian centre of expertise for the history of 20th century conflicts. We conduct fundamental historical research, develop public history projects, conserve archives and documentation and are engaged in societal debate. This thematic website was launched in December 2019 : information about our older activities is gradually added.

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Moving of archive collections: important message for visitors

Because of the closure of our repository in the Belgrade Street (Forest), some important removal operations will gradually take place in 2021.


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International conference: Chosen Portraits, Subjected Portraits

On May 26 and 27, 2021, the international colloquium "Chosen Portraits, Subjected Portraits : The Relations of Power and Domination in Portrait Photography (1840-2000) will be held at the University of Namur. The product of a...Read more

26/05 2021 to 27/05 2021