Mareike Vennen studied Cultural Studies, Theatre Studies and French philosophy in Berlin and Paris. She worked as a Research Associate at the Institute for Artistic Research (!KF) in Berlin from 2009 to 2013, and was a doctoral candidate in the »Medial Historiographies« Research Group at the Universities of Weimar, Erfurt and Jena from 2011 to 2013. Her thesis, which she defended in May 2016, examines the aquarium as an object and actor in the history of knowledge and media in the 19th century. She is currently employed as a Research Associate at the Institute for Art History at the Technische Universität Berlin as part of the project »Dinosaurs in Berlin«, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Media and visual history in the 19th and 20th centuries, history of knowledge and science in natural history and ecology, poetologies of knowledge, literature and science studies, human-animal studies-