Anna Simon-Stickley

Student assistant to the Knowledge transfer and Communications Department


  • since October 2017 Master's degree in History and Philosophy of Science (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • 2018 student exchange at the University of Edinburgh
  • 2012-2016 Bachelor's degree in Art History (Freie Universität Berlin), thesis on Artistic Research in Pinar Yoldas' Work on the Anthropocene

Research Interests

  • History of the Life Sciences and Historical Epistemology
  • Strategies of Visualisation and Representation in the Sciences
  • History of Scientific Terms and Metaphors
  • Scientific Ideology
  • Visual attention around 1900


  • Image and Imagination of the Life Sciences. The Stereomicroscope on the Cusp of Modern Biology, NTM Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, May 2019



  • Metaphor and the Naturalistic Fallacy, Hans Blumenberg Gesellschaft & Zentrum für Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung Lübeck, October 2020 [forthcoming]
  • The Birth of Three-Dimensional Microscopy: Conception and Development between Institutional Boundaries, XXXVII Scientific Instrument Symposium (Leiden/Haarlem), September 2018