Welcome to CegeSoma (State Archives)

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.

Focus

Resistance History Network

Resistance History Network

The Resistance History Network is a new network of academics. We want to pool the knowledge of basic historical research at Belgian academic institutions and universities. We also want to draw attention to all the research work that has already been done.

Agenda

War Damage 1940-1945. The scale of destruction in five Hainaut cities. An exhibition at the Mons Memorial Museum.
Exhibition

War Damages 1940-1945. The scale of destruction in five Hainaut cities.

From 16 March to 8 September 2024, the Mons Memorial Museum will host an exhibition on the damage caused by World War II in Charleroi, La Louvière, Mons, Saint-Ghislain and Tournai.

This exhibition...Read more

16/03 2024 to 08/09 2024
Ces Dames de Ravensbrück
Conference

Ces Dames de Ravensbrück. Contribution au mémorial belge des femmes déportées à Ravensbrück, 1939-1945

Conference-debate (in French) with guest Claire Pahaut Conducted by Pierre-Alain Tallier

The College of burgomasters and aldermen of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert and the State Archives / CegeSoma invite you to an exceptional...Read more

28/05 2024
La Wallonie entre Noirs et Rouges. Un autre regard sur les tensions politiques de l'entre-deux-guerres. (Wallonië tussen Zwart en Rood. Een andere kijk op de politieke spanningen tijdens het interbellum).
Conference

La Wallonie entre Noirs et Rouges. Un autre regard sur les tensions politiques de l'entre-deux-guerres.

Conference-debate (in French) with guest Alain Colignon, co-author with Mélanie Bost of the book. An interview conducted by Chantal Kesteloot.

By turning the spotlight on interwar Wallonia, torn between the 'Reds' of a...Read more

05/06 2024
Conference

World War II in podcasts

Conference-debate (in French) with guests Romane Carmon, Perrine Sokal and Constance Hautier. Conducted by Éric Loze.

On Wednesday June 19, for their last public history meeting before the summer, CegeSoma and the asbl 'Les...Read more

19/06 2024