Stephanie is Deputy Head of the Communications Team at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, where she is responsible for press and media relations, content development (digital and print), communications strategy, and website and social media engagement. Stephanie also edits and supports communication for the Sphaera, Reading Early English Medicine, and Edition Open Access projects, and coordinates public outreach events and exhibitions including the Institute's Colloquium, Max-Planck-Tag, and Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Berlin.

Stephanie has a BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of York, UK (2009), and an MSc (with Distinction) in History of Science awarded by the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London (UCL) jointly with Imperial College London (2013). Her thesis used the Challenger expedition (1872–76) as a case study of visual culture in nineteenth-century scientific exploration, considering how Daston and Galison's notion of "objectivity" could be applied to its visual strategies for scientific knowledge production and in relation to the voyage's broader scientific and social contexts (such as public education, politics, and the economy).

Stephanie also works as a copyeditor for the White Horse Press journals Environment and History, Environmental Values, and Global Environment. Before joining the MPIWG, Stephanie was an Editor at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. She has also worked as an English-language editor of tourist information at UNESCO heritage sites in China, supported and evaluated environmental and cultural heritage education projects for the Chinese Society for Education (CSE), and worked in administrative roles for the UK's National Health Service. 


News & Press

Anne Preger joins the MPIWG as Journalist in Residence


Press and Communications team seeks a Student Assistant (deadline July 31, 2021)


"The Mask–Arrayed" project and podcast featured as the Max Planck Society's "Topthema"


Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Culture Shock: Outside-the-Box Intersections of Environmental History and Cultural Institutions

American Society of Environmental History (ASEH) Conference, Columbus, Ohio, USA

The Epistemic Functions of Vision in Science

Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften

Max Delbrück Center, Berlin-Buch

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Representing Nature in East Asia: Photography on the HMS Challenger 1872–76

European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

ESEH Program 2017
Science, Photography, and Objectivity: HMS Challenger 1872–76

British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Postgraduate Conference, University of Cambridge

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