Journal of Belgian History, XLVIII, 2018, 4

The fourth issue of the Journal of Belgian History contains four articles and a contribution to the debate section. Jeroen Barrez (KU Leuven) investigates the use of the concept of poverty during the 1960s, Charlotte Vekemans and Yves Segers (KU Leuven) tackle the Belgian state policy of so-called agricultural colonisation in Katanga between 1910 and 1920, the trio of Elke Brems, Reine Meylaerts and Myrthel Van Etterbeeck (KU Leuven) offer a case-study of the novel Mes cloîtres dans la tempête of Martial Lekeux from 1922 and Martin Schoups (UGent) presents his research on Belgian food policy after WW I. The position paper (in English) in the debate section from the young researchers Houssine Alloul and Michael Auwers (PoHis – University of Antwerp) offers a critical look on new diplomatic history.

An anniversary issue of the JBH in 2019

The first issue of the JBH will be published in June 2019. This issue will contain four articles about  the position of Flemings in German National Socialist marriage policies, the ‘Activist’ Council of Flanders (1917-1918), Belgian military armament policies during the 1930s and Belgian diplomacy in relation to president Mobutu’s Zaire. The issue also contains book reviews and an overview of new PhD’s. The following issue is already in full preparation as well. No less than three anniversaries will form the cause for the double-sized issue 2-3 : the 50th anniversary of the JBH, the CegeSoma’s 50th anniversary and the commemoration of 75 years of the liberation of Belgium. This is why this will be a  thematic issue about ’75 years of history of WWII’ in Belgium, with contribution of ca. 15 authors. The issue will be presented during a conference in the Belgian senate on 10 December 2019. An ideal moment therefore to renew or confirm your subscription. Please contact Hilde Keppens ( ), mentionning ‘JBH subscription’.

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