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.

Corona measures and your visit to our reading room

You can visit our reading room if you make an appointment and with respect of the safety measures in place.

Collection Belgapress -  copyrights CegeSoma/State Archives

The Radio Bruxelles - Zender Brussel archives

On 13 February, UNESCO celebrated the 9th edition of the World Radio Day. This was the occasion for CegeSoma to highlight its radio archives, in particular those produced by by the German radio institution Radio Bruxelles-Zender Brussel between 1940 and 1945. They can now be accessed online and in our reading room.

Un bombardement en avril 1944 fait un ravage à Hasselt, photo n°26962 © CegeSoma/State Archives

New research projects

Two new research projects are set to start this spring at CegeSoma. The first one will investigate the military justice and the application of the death penalty in the context of Collaboration repression after the Second World War. The second project will focus on the provincial government of Limburg during the same period.

Study day on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of CegeSoma and the 75th anniversary of the Liberation 'The legacy of the Second World War in Belgium. A future for history?'

On December 10, 2019, 200 people attended the study day at the Senate on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Centre for War and Contemporary Society (CegeSoma – State Archives). Nico Wouters (head of CegeSoma) gave a five-point overview of 75 years of history and presented the thematic 'anniversary edition' of the Belgian Review of Contemporary History.

Cent ans – et plus – d’ouvrages historiques sur la Première Guerre mondiale en Belgique

Cent ans – et plus – d’ouvrages historiques sur la Première Guerre mondiale en Belgique

Au-delà des anniversaires et des modes, la Première Guerre mondiale continue d’intriguer. Depuis plus d’un siècle, on publie à son sujet plus d’un ouvrage par jour dans le monde et son centenaire a vu, rien qu’en Belgique, l’organisation de centaines de colloques, conférences, cérémonies et expositions.