International conference "The impact of WWI on marriages, divorces and gender relations in Europe"

 International conference, “The impact of WWI on marriages, divorces and gender relations in Europe
5-6 October 2017, KULeuven

On Thirsday 5 and Friday 6 October, the KULeuven will hold a conference  on “The impact of WWI on marriages, divorces and gender relations in Europe ». This conference will examine the mutual influences of war, gender relations, and marriage and divorce patterns during and after the First World War. Read more...

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 13 September, a guide will be published, 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. The guide will be presented the same day to the press at CegeSoma, in the presence of the Secretary of State of Science Policy, Zuhal Demir. The event is open to the public but spaces are limited. Registration by e-mail is mandatory.

READING ROOM - Exceptional closure on Wednesday 13 September & Wednesday 27 September

1936 - © CegeSoma
1936 - © CegeSoma
The reading room will be closed exceptionally on Wednesday 13 September & Wednesday 27 September because of two press conferences on these days (the first about the booklaunch of Papy était-il un nazi ? / Was Opa een nazi ?; the second about the launch of the virtual platform BELGIUM WWII).

EXHIBITION - Brussels, welcoming city?

 Starting October 13, the Jewish Museum of Belgium will host the exhibition 'Brussels: welcoming city?'. Co-organised by the Jewish Museum and the Belgian State Archives, this exhibition recalls nearly two centuries (from 1830 until today) of migration history, focusing on the life stories of newcomers who either passed through the Belgian capital, or settled there forever. The historical narrative is complemented by a presentation of recent work by immigrant artists, devoted to the cultural diversity of present-day Brussels.   

EXHIBITION - Brussels, welcoming city?

 Starting October 13, the Jewish Museum of Belgium will host the exhibition 'Brussels: welcoming city?'. Co-organised by the Jewish Museum and the Belgian State Archives, this exhibition recalls nearly two centuries (from 1830 until today) of migration history, focusing on the life stories of newcomers who either passed through the Belgian capital, or settled there forever. The historical narrative is complemented by a presentation of recent work by immigrant artists, devoted to the cultural diversity of present-day Brussels.

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CegeSoma recruits

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.

BELGIUM WWII – A virtual platform on the Second World War

 At a time when reliable information on sensitive subjects seems more important than ever, CegeSoma is developing a virtual platform on Belgium and its inhabitants during the Second World War. The website Belgium WWII will be launched at the end of September 2017.

We offer a glimpse of the first themes. 
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Two publications for sale – The Cradle of the Second World War & Archival Image

During the Second World War in Belgium, children are born out of relations between Belgian women and German soldiers. Who were there parents and how did they meet ? The book by Gerlinda Swillen, associated researcher at CegeSoma, looks into these relations and their consequences.

What makes an image an archival document ? The original idea of the study co-directed by Julie Maeck, researcher at CegeSoma is to identify, on the basis of a wide variety of media, the processes that contribute in giving the image an archival status.

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