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). His master's thesis (2014), is entitled "China as an Impulse Giver of a European Modernity. Cultural Encounters of three Centuries." He worked for the Archeological State Office of Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Wiligrad, the University Archive of the Humboldt University, 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.