Date: October 29, 2012, 09:45
Venue: Institute of Political Sciences, University of Wrocław, Koszarowa 3, Aula A
Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub and Institute of Political Science at University of Wrocław invited to a public lecture by Chantal Kesteloot on Belgium: from a unitarian to federal state.
Chantal Kesteloot is doctor in contemporary history at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) where she obtained her doctoral thesis in 2001 on the Walloon movement and Brussels from 1912 to 1965.
She has joined the permanent team of the CEGES-SOMA in 1992. She is currently in charge of the sector public history as well as chief editor of the Journal of Belgian History.
Her main areas of interest are the history of the Walloon movement; the question of Brussels, memory of the war and Belgian history; issues of nationalism and national identities. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the project of the European Science Foundation “Representations of the Past: The Writing of National Histories in Europe (NHIST, 2003-2008)”. Since 2010, she is secretary general of the ICHSWW. Among her latest publications, „The role of the War in National Societies : The Examples of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Nederlands”, in Jörg Echternkamp & Stefan Martens (dir.), Experience and Memory. The Second World War in Europe, Oxford, Berghahn, 2010., Bruxelles sous l’Occupation 1940-1944, Bruxelles, Luc Pire/CEGES-SOMA, 2009 (Villes en guerre), België. Een parcours van herinnering onder redactie van Jo Tollebeek (hoofdredacteur), Geert Buelens, Gita Deneckere, Chantal Kesteloot, Sophie de Schaepdrijver, Amsterdam, Bert Bakker, 2008, 2 dl., Au nom de la Wallonie et de Bruxelles français. Les origines du FDF, Bruxelles, Complexe/Ceges, 2004, 376 p. (with J. Gotovitch) (dir.), Collaboration, répression. Un passé qui résiste, Bruxelles, Labor, 2002, 236 p.