Laurence van Ypersele is Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She teaches Modern History and she works especially on World War I and the memory of WWI. She is a member of the board of the Historial de la Grande Guerre of Péronne (France), and has written several books, including: Le roi Albert, Histoire d’un mythe (Quorum, 1995; Labor, 2006); Question d’histoire contemporaine: Conflits, mémoires et identités (PUF, 2006); Je serai fusillé demain. Les dernières lettres des patriotes belges et français fusillés par l’occupant, 1914-1918 (Racine, 2011); and Brussels, War and Memory, 1914-2014 (La Renaissance du livre, 2014).