Michal Meyer

Michal Meyer

Michal Meyer

Editor in Chief, Chemical Heritage, and Manager of Public History Initiatives

  • Phone: 215.873.8217
  • Fax: 215.629.5217

Michal Meyer is editor in chief of Chemical Heritage magazine and director of public programming in the Roy Eddleman Institute. She is the executive director of Distillations, CHF’s podcast, and is part of the team that runs First Fridays at CHF. She started at CHF in September 2009. She holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree in history from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in physics and a diploma in applied science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 

While in the Ph.D. program she worked as editor of the History of Science Society’s Newsletter. Before beginning her Ph.D. she spent two years as a magazine editor at the Jerusalem Post. Prior to the Post, she worked as a weather forecaster for the Meteorological Service of New Zealand.

She received her Ph.D. in 2010 for her dissertation titled “Speaking for Nature: Mary Somerville and the Science of Empire.” She is interested in 19th-century science in general and, more specifically, how science was incorporated into and reflected the cultural assumptions and issues of the time.