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CegeSoma recruits a Data Import Manager for EHRI-II.  

CegeSoma is currently recruiting a Data Import Manager for the EHRI-II project (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure). Diplomas in the Humanities are eligible, but nevertheless technical- and communication skills are essential. The deadline for all applications is 5 July 2017. You can find all information on the profile and the procedure in this description.

NEW RESEARCH PROJECT – The transition from war to peace in Brussels, 1918

 In the coming months, CegeSoma will investigate one of the most turbulent periods in Belgian history: the transition from war to peace at the end of the First World War. For the purpose of an exhibition for the BELvue Museum (2018), we will focus on the last months of the German occupation in Brussels, as well as on the troubled societal context of the months surrounding the liberation. Furthermore, we want to retrace how the Belgian polity underwent crucial democratic reforms during this period. The daily life of the inhabitants of the Belgian capital - which was characterized by a peculiar combination of joy and grief - will be a prominent theme in the upcoming exhibition.

NEW MANAGEMENT for CegeSoma

 On 1 May, Nico Wouters was appointed as the new head of CegeSoma (the fourth operational division of the Belgian State Archives). His appointment marks the end of a long transition period in which CegeSoma was headed by interim directors. From now onwards, the institution will be able to fully develop its mission as a centre of expertise in public history, research, and valorization regarding the history of the two world wars and other twentieth-century conflicts.
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ARCHIVES – UGESCO project : High-quality Spatial-temporal Metadata for the Digitised Collections

 On 1 April, CegeSoma, in coordination with a multidisciplinary team (Ghent University, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and KU Leuven), launched the UGESCO project (Upscaling the Geo-temporal Enrichment, Exploration and Exploitation of Scientific Collections). UGESCO is dedicated to improving the quality of geo-temporal metadata of digitized audiovisual collections.

ARCHIVES - Join our Team of Volunteers!

 Are you retired and passionated by the history of Belgium? Or are you a student or recently graduate looking for useful experience to strengthen your cv? Do you have a heart for volunteering? The CegeSoma is looking for new volunteers to complement the existing team and offers you the opportunity to explore archives that are often closed to the public and to strengthen your archival competencies. Please contact: cegesoma@cegesoma.be or 02/556 92 11.

PUBLICATION - a Clear and Accessible Guide on the Sources of the Post-War Purges

 Archives providing information on the post-war purges (the so-called 'repression') and its aftermath are not always very accessible to a layperson. On 18 May, a guide will be presented to the press, giving an overview of the archives that allow to reconstruct the individual trajectory of those who were confronted with the purges. The guide is an initiative of Ghent University, the ULB, the State Archives and CegeSoma and explains in a clear language how the different sources can be used.

 

Journal of Belgian History – 14-18 takes centre stage in the ‘Debate’ section

  

The new double issue of the JBH has been published. It contains six articles on a variation of subjects as well as a 'debate' section which, halfway through the period of the centenary commemorations of 14-18, proposes a critical view on the commemorative phenomenon, but also on the new fields of research and distribution of knowledge with regard to the First World War.
To order (50€ - postage not included), see the website of the journal: www.journalbelgianhistory.be

 

Reading Room – Changes in the Time Table

  

From November 2016, our reading room will be open without interruption from Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. This new time table corresponds with the one applied by our colleagues of the State Archives 2 in Brussels. This (small) diminution of our weekly opening times is also in line with the future policy of the State Archives with regard to the accessibility of its reading rooms.
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