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The CEGESOMA is a Belgian centre of expertise with regard to 20th century conflicts. It regularly publishes, alone or in coedition, monographs and research tools.

To order a publication, send an email to cegesoma@cegesoma.be or telephone to 0032/2 556 92 11.

To consult the list of our publications, click here.

To view our most recent publications, surf the pages below. 


‘Grenzeloos verzet’ (Boundless Resistance), a unique case study on the cross-border resistance during the Second World War

 On 16 October 2018, Paul De Jongh, who is an associated researcher of CegeSoma, will present his book 'Grenzeloos verzet. Over spionerende monniken, ontsnappingslijnen en het Hannibalspiel, 1940-1943', Turnhout, Brepols, 2018, 344 p.

March 1943. The German secret police surrounded the abbey of Val-Dieu and two of its monks were arrested for participating  in resistance activities: H. Jacobs of Antwerp and E. Muhren of Bergen op Zoom.

A short time later, 80 arrests were made in Belgium and in the Netherlands. Read more...

Results of the conference War and Fatherland are published

 On 14-15 October 2015, CegeSoma with all Belgian universities organizes the international conference 'War and Fatherland'. Almost three years later, the results are published in the edited volume 'Nations, Identities and the First World War'.

The book is edited by Nico Wouters (CegeSoma) and Laurence van Ypersele (Université Catholique de Louvain), has fifteen chapters and was published by Bloomsbury. Read more...

Du café liégeois au Soldat inconnu. La Belgique et la Grande Guerre.

 Looking at a past that has forever marked our history

The authors of this book have wanted to describe a certain number of events of the First World War, but also the traces that the conflict left on Belgian society. The aim was not to be exhaustive, or several volumes would not have sufficed.

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A resistance fighter in the garden cities of Watermael-Boitsfort, 1940-1945

 The famous documentary maker André Dartevelle bestows us with a poignant posthumous publication. He put into practice all his talent as a historian and journalist in order to deliver the detailed and heartfelt story of the Resistance in the bucolic Brussels municipality of Watermael-Boitsfort at the edge of city and countryside.
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The State, History and Memory: New Publication

 Nico Wouters (head CegeSoma) is, together with Berber Bevernage, co-editor of the new publication 'The Handbook of State-Sponsored History after 1945'. With 45 chapters and no less than 50 authors, this is the first book to systematically consider the role of states in the construction of history and memory. Read more...

In Enemy Territory. Experiences of Occupation; transfers, legacies (1914-1949)

 Periods of commemoration often offer opportunities in the editorial field. But it must be said that these publications are not necessarily novel historiographical contributions. Where occupation is concerned, it must be concluded that it has been the subject of many studies. So, is there really nothing new to be discovered? Read more...

'Papy était-il un Nazi?' - Available at CegeSoma

 This very  important work, with the significant input from researchers from the National Archives and CegeSoma, is in the first place a research guide. The aim is to guide persons looking for concrete information on family members (parents, grandparents) who were victims of the repression after the Second World War, to archives where they can find this information.
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Publication - New edition of the guide 'Sources pour l'étude de la Belgique contemporaine (19e - 21e siècle)'

 In September 2017 the new and adapted version of the two part book Bronnen voor de Studie van het hedendaagse België (19de-21ste eeuw)' 'Sources pour l'Etude de la Belgique contemporaine, (19e – 21e siècle)''(Sources for the study of contemporary Belgium (19th-20th Century)' has been published. It is an indispensable instrument for anyone who researches the contemporary history of Belgium. This gargantuan work was published under the watchful eye of the editors:  Patricia Van den Eeckhout and Guy Vanthemsche and is published by the Royal Committee for History. Read more...

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