Martin Meiske studied history and German philology at the University of Potsdam, including studies abroad at the University of Zürich and University of Bern (Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research). He worked for the Archaeological State Office of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Wiligrad and the University Archive of the Humboldt University in Berlin, and between 2010 and 2015 was a research assistant at the chair for cultural history at the University of Potsdam. Within the framework of the FP7-IRSES-Project “WORLDBRIDGES—Philosophy of History and Globalisation of Knowledge: Cultural Bridges between Europe and Latin America,” Meiske visited Buenos Aires, Argentina for four months as a Marie Curie Fellow. He joined the Rachel Carson Center as a doctoral student in 2015 and became a research fellow at the Deutsches Museum in 2016. In April 2017 he was doctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC.
Martin organized a workshop (together with Robert-Jan Wille) called Locating and Reorganizing Global Spheres: Scientific Experts, the Natural Environment, and Transcontinental Fieldwork at the RCC on 22 March 2017 and is currently preparing an edited volume with a preliminary workshop (together with Eike-Christian Heine) entitled Scientific Bonanzas—Infrastructures as Places of Knowledge Production, which will take place at the Deutsches Museum on 15–16 September 2017.