Stephanie Hood profile

Stephanie Hood

Research Scholar, Press & Communications Manager (Since 2016)


Stephanie is Press & Communications Manager and Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG). She works on the Institute's press and communications, including media relations; writing, editing, and translation for the website and social media; print communication design; and public outreach events and exhibitions such as the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, based at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, and the Max-Planck-Tag in Berlin. Stephanie also curates, edits, and supports communication for the Sphaera and Reading Early English Medicine database/machine learning projects.

Stephanie has a BSc (Hons) in Biology (2009, University of York, UK) and an MSc (with Distinction) in Science & Technology Studies from University College London and Imperial College London (2013). She wrote her MSc thesis on nineteenth-century visual depictions and public communication of science.

Before joining the MPIWG, Stephanie worked as an Editor at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. She has also worked as an editor of tourist information at UNESCO heritage sites in China, and supported English-language heritage education projects for the Chinese Society for Education (CSE).


Current Projects

History of Science ON CALL

Completed Projects

No completed projects were found for this scholar.

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

More on LNDW
Guest Speaker, Vielfalt der Wissensformen

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Climate Hack 2018
Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge
Representing Nature

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

BSHS Conference List