Culver City Observer -

European Scholar Joins The Wende Museum


January 1, 2015

Dr. Joes Segal

The Wende Museum in Culver City announces the appointment of Dr. Joes Segal, distinguished European scholar on art and politics, the Cold War era and German cultural history as Chief Curator to supervise curatorial efforts, including educational programming and publications.

On leave for one year from Utrecht University, where he is Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Segal has been special projects advisor to the Museum since 2009 and is one of the contributors to Beyond the Wall, Art and Artifacts from the GDR, the new TASCHEN encyclopedia from Wende's East German holdings.

Segal completed his PhD in 1997 at the University of Amsterdam, Huizinga Institute for Cultural History. He has lectured internationally, published widely and received numerous grants including the DAAD, Grotius Scholarship and Fulbright Senior Research.

He was twice guest professor in history at UCLA. Dr. Segal is the editor of the open-access International Journal of History, Culture and Modernity and was co-edited Divided Dreamworlds? The Cultural Cold War in East and West (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012).

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