Welcome to the new website of CegeSoma

Who are we? CegeSoma is the fourth operational direction of the State Archives and the Belgian centre of expertise for the history of 20th century conflicts. We conduct fundamental historical research, develop public history projects, conserve archives and documentation and are engaged in societal debate. This new thematic website was launched in December 2019 : information about our older activities is gradually added.

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Closing of the CegeSoma reading room

On Saturday 24 October 2020 new measures were taken in the Brussels-Capital Region to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.


Photography: Kathleen Vinck

11 November Lecture 2020

Ypres City of Peace, the Flemish Peace Institute and the In Flanders Fields Museum will commemorate the end of World War I with a 11 November Lecture .

History does not repeat itself. Nevertheless, a historical...Read more

10/11 2020