This first (double) issue of 2021 is an English language theme issue about the reconstruction and commemorative practices in and around Ypres after the First World War. Under supervision of invited editors Matthew Haultain-Gall and Delphine Lauwers, this issue presents six articles about among other topics the demographic impact of the Great War on Ypres, the war damage tribunels, reconstruction and collective remembrance. The issue also has two debate contributions, including an interview with Piet Chielens and Dominiek Dendooven of the In Flanders Fields Museum. Further also book reviews and doctorate research summaries (not in English). This rich and diverse issue is available at CegeSoma/State Archives or through email@example.com. After the Summer, the digital content will be added to the website as well.