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)
  • Koen Aerts: PEOPLE@WAR
  • 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)
  • Fabrice Maerten : Valorisation of the collections (resistance, Catholic world, Second World War, Hainaut, daily life)
  • Isabelle Ponteville : Communication & events
  • Dirk Luyten : Research (legal history, socio-economic history, social policy)
  • Chantal Kesteloot : Public history (history of Brussels, war memories, nationalism and identity)
  • Gertjan Desmet : Archives management (military justice, Jewish populations in Belgium, private associations)

Domain and Tasks

  • Archives: Gertjan Desmet, Fabrice Maerten (+ Volunteers : Roland Baumann, Dora Beullens, Emile Dejehansart, Marc De Win, Francis Lambrechts, Dirk Martin, Yvette Martin, Nico Theunissen)
  • Library: Alain Colignon, Hilde Keppens, Kathleen Vandenberghe + (Volunteer : Marie Kozyreff)
  • Audio-visual archives: Gertjan Desmet, Anne Chardonnens, Somaya Bounekoub, Isabelle Sampieri
  • Public history: Chantal Kesteloot
  • Reading Room: Somaya Bounekoub, Hilde Keppens, Kathleen Vandenberghe
  • Belgrade Depot: Gertjan Desmet, Kathleen Vandenberghe
  • Digitalization: Anne Chardonnens (from 1.11.2020), Mathias Tuybens, Somaya Bounekoub, Moussa Lasouad
  • Communication & Events : Isabelle Ponteville
  • Journal of Belgian History: Nico Wouters, Dirk Luyten, Hilde Keppens

Project Researchers

Support Services

  • Secretariat: Karima Richa
  • Maintenance: Léo Baudelet, Fouzia Mahi