Team & expertise

Organisation and Staff 

Responsibilities and Expertise of the Scientific staff per Domain

  • Nico Wouters : Head of the Fourth Operational Directorate (Second World War (local administration and collaboration, policy of the lesser evil, persecution of Jews) and the role of states in history and commemorative policies)
  • Michael Auwers : research (Belgian foreign policy, Cold War, First World War, diplomacy, democratisation) and support for the Journal of Belgian History
  • Anne Chardonnens : Digitisation (digital humanities, quality of digital data)
  • Alain Colignon : Library and public information (20th century conflicts (1914-1950), collaboration, resistance, geopolitics, memory and collective representations, social semiology)
  • Widukind De Ridder : BELCOWAR
  • Gertjan Desmet : Archives management (military justice, Jewish populations in Belgium, private associations)
  • Vincent Genin : BEMULTILAT
  • Chantal Kesteloot : Public history (history of Brussels, war memories, nationalism and identity)
  • Dirk Luyten : Research (legal history, socio-economic history, social policy)
  • Fabrice Maerten : Valorisation of the collections (resistance, Catholic world, Second World War, Hainaut, daily life)
  • Isabelle Ponteville : Communication & events
  • Dimitri Roden : People@War

Domain and Tasks

  • Archives: Gertjan Desmet, Fabrice Maerten (+ Volunteers : Roland Baumann, Dora Beullens, Benjamin Bohrer, Bernard Burton, Marie-Hélène Calicis, Hedwig Degelaen, Emile Dejehansart, Yves Delvaux, Marc De Win, Jonathan D'Haese, Luc Ketels, Francis Lambrechts, Dirk Martin, Yvette Martin, Cecilia Melaerts-Saerens, Pierre Mortier, Clemens Schönborn-Buchheim, Alexandre Stroinovsky, Jacques Sweers, Nico Theunissen, Milena Zimmermann)
  • Library: Alain Colignon, Hilde Keppens, Kathleen Vandenberghe
  • Audio-visual archives: Gertjan Desmet, Anne Chardonnens, Somaya Bounekoub, Isabelle Sampieri
  • Public history: Chantal Kesteloot
  • Reading Room: Somaya Bounekoub, Hilde Keppens, Kathleen Vandenberghe
  • Digitalization: Anne Chardonnens, Artyom Lyapounov, Somaya Bounekoub, Moussa Lasouad
  • Communication & Events : Isabelle Ponteville
  • Journal of Belgian History: Nico Wouters, Dirk Luyten, Hilde Keppens, Michael Auwers

Project Researchers

Support Services

  • Secretariat: Karima Richa
  • Maintenance: Fouzia Mahi