Journal of Belgian History, XLVII, 2017, 1

The contributions in the first 2017 issue of the Journal of Belgian History – of which two in French, and two in Dutch – again bear testimony to the thematic variety of present-day research on Belgian history.

Topics covered in the current issue include: the usage of humour as a rhetorical strategy in parliamentary debates (Flemish Parliament, 2004-2014); the Belgian politics of neutrality during the Prussian-Austrian war (1886); the democratisation of political life after the First World War; and the role of language in the construction of a Belgian national identity around 1830.

The First World War takes centre stage in the Debate Section

In the middle of the centennial commemorations of 1914-1918 the ‘debate’ section in our final issue of 2016 (nr. 3-4) takes a critical look at the commemorative phenomenon on the one hand, and the many new research approaches related to the First World War as well as their dissemination on the other hand.  

The JBH already makes an appointment for 2018-2019 to undertake the final evaluation of this intensive period of commemorations and all the discussion it has created.

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