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. This thematic website was launched in December 2019 : information about our older activities is gradually added.

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Our reading rooms reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021 and can be freely accessed upon appointment and under strit observance of the safety measures in force.


Buste de Paul Panda Farnana, Collection Ville de Mons, MBA 556

Colonisation/Decolonisation: multiple and multifaceted memories. The case of Mons.

The issue of colonial and decolonial memory is currently at the heart of public debate and not a week goes by in which the topic does not make the headlines, be it with regard to demands about colonial monuments in public...Read more

06/05 2021 to 07/05 2021