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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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
  ILLU : carnet anthropométrique de nomade, AD13. Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône, Marseille

Call for papers - deadline for sending paper proposals is the 15th of October 2020 pour le 15.10.2020 (date limite)

Taking place at the University of Namur (Belgium) in May 2021, this conference will focus on the study of power relations through the prism of photography. The conference is organised by the HiSI (History, Sound, Images)...Read more

26/05 2021 to 27/05 2021