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). Between 2010 and 2015 he 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 candidate 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 (together with Eike-Christian Heine) entitled Scientific Bonanzas—Infrastructures as Places of Knowledge Production, which is planned to be published in the series Intersections: Histories of Environment, Science, and Technology in the Anthropocene at University of Pittsburgh Press.