Société Belge d'Études Coloniales

The Société d'Études Coloniales (lit.'Society for Colonial Studies') was a society that promoted the creation and maintenance of Belgian overseas colonies which was established in 1894. For some years it was headquartered in the Hôtel Ravenstein [fr] in Brussels (along with similar groups such as the Cercle Africain and the Ligue Nationale pour l'Oeuvre Africain).[1] By 1902 it had a library.

Hôtel Ravenstein, on Rue Ravenstein in Brussels, was SEC headquarters circa 1900s (2011 photo)

Auguste Couvreur served briefly as its first chairman.[2] Other members included Alexandre Halot [fr]. "Of the twenty-nine founding members of the Société, fourteen had civil functions (eleven were lawyers), nine were intellectuals,...five were soldiers, was a businessman.[1]

As of 2008, the Society's archives were reported to have been lost.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Vincent Viaene (2008). "King Leopold's Imperialism and the Origins of the Belgian Colonial Party, 1860–1905". Journal of Modern History. 80 (4): 741–790. doi:10.1086/591110. JSTOR 10.1086/591110. S2CID 144513498.
  2. ^ Couttenier 2005.

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  • Maarten Couttenier (2005). Congo tentoongesteld: Een geschiedenis van de Belgische antropologie en het museum van Tervuren (1882–1925 (in Dutch). Leuven. pp. 121–124. ISBN 9033457709. Société d'Études Coloniales{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)

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