Member of the Commission Histoire de la Fédération Française du Droit Humain, Dominique Segalen entered Freemasonry in 1995, collaborated on two pamphlets of the History Commission on prostitution in the 19th and 20th centuries and on coeducation, and was the editorial secretariat of the interobedential review Le Maillon (The Link) for several years. Since 2010, she has devoted herself to the historical reconstruction of the founding period of her mixed and international obedience.
She is the author of a book on the genesis and foundation of the Droit Humain (1866-1916), rewarded the 2016 IMF prize in the History category. The book was supplemented by well-documented monographs of its founding members.
After 6 years at the International Pilot School of Art and Research in Nice (EPIAR), she teaches illustration.
Graphic designer and visual artist, she has participated in several exhibitions and salons of contemporary art in France, publishes five novels and many news articles in magazines.
His work aims to highlight the emblematic personalities of the Droit Humain and their active participation in the struggles of their time.
Axes of research
- Mixed Freemasonry at the avant-garde of the struggle for equality between men and women
- The role of women in the creation of mixed Freemasonry in France
- Masonic and social commitment of the founders of Human Right under the Third Republic
- The “Network” of Maria Deraismes, leader of nineteenth-century reformist feminism