The first 2020 issue of the Journal of Belgian History is currently at the printer. It contains four articles, by Florentin Dawagne about prison policies with regard to the punishment of 'incivism' in Mons and Charleroi after the First World War (in French), by Guy Bud on European presence in the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi during World War II (in English), by Elie Teicher on the activities in Latin America (as well as the ideological development) of the left-wing writer Conrad Detrez (in French) and finally by Xavier Dabe on the Belgian government crisis of 1965 (in English) . The issue also includes a position paper published in our ‘debate section’ of Christoph Brüll & Geneviève Warland. They come back to the controversial and disputed book Schuldfragen by the German historian Ulrich Keller about the massacres of Belgian civilians during the German invasion of the First World War. Furthermore, this issue also includes reviews and summaries of new doctoral research. Depending on any potential delays because of the current exceptional situation, this issue should normally be published in May 2020.
Meanwhile, the next issue is also in full preparation. This second issue of 2020 will be published shortly after the Summer and will have four articles: by Thomas Briamont (La Belgique face à la question allemande pendant la seconds crise de Berlin (1958-1961)), by Dominique De Groen and Antoon Vrints (Nationale identificatie in armenbrieven uit bezet België, 1914-1918), by Stan Pannier & Frank Caestecker (Pioniers in het consumptiekrediet tijdens de Belle Epoque) and Simon Watteyne (Le coût de la première guerre scolaire et les débats des «Graux impôts» (1878-1884).
Be sure to keep an eye out for updates on our sites (www.journalbelgianhistory.be and www.cegesoma.be). For further information about ordering these issues, you can also contact Hilde Keppens (firstname.lastname@example.org).