Anne Cornet (°1964) holds a PhD in history from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). As Laureate of the Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer (Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences), she worked as a researcher for UCL from 1990 until 2002. Afterwards she worked for the Royal Museum for Central Africa, participating in the preparation for the exposition called ‘Memories of Congo. The Belgian colonial era’.
She defended her PhD in 2005, which was dedicated to the state’s colonial health policy and the missions during the interbellum.
She was in charge of different projects while working at CegeSoma between 2006 and 2013. During this time, she worked on various projects including: a brochure and educational files about the resistance in Europe during the 20th century; ‘L’activité cinématographique d’Henri Storck pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale’; and ‘Femmes en colonies. Congo belge et Ruanda-Urundi, 1885-1962’. She also worked on ‘Justice and population. The Belgian experience in international perspective 1975-2010’ as a part of the PAI Justice team.
Her research mainly concentrates on the colonial history of central Africa, especially in the social, missionary and environmental domains, with a particular focus on gender issues.
She left Cegesoma on 30 April 2013.