Francisco Romeiras


Departamento de História e Filosofia das Ciências

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Francisco Malta Romeiras works at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Lisbon. His research interests include the history of science in Portugal, early modern science, science and religion, Jesuit science and education, and book history. He held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College, in 2017, and the Oxford Centre for European History, and Exeter College, University of Oxford in 2019. In the past few years, he has been working on the publication of a monograph on Jesuit science and education in modern Portugal entitled Jesuits and the Book of Nature (Leiden: Brill, 2019, forthcoming). His works have appeared in History of Science, Journal of the History of Science and Technology, Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu, Journal of Jesuit Studies, and Brotéria. Recently, he edited with Henrique Leitão the selected works of the molecular geneticist and Jesuit scientist Luís Archer: Obra selecta do Padre Luís Archer, S.J., 4 vols. (Lisbon: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2015–2017) and published an illustrated history of the Jesuits in Portugal after their official return in 1858: Jesuítas em Portugal depois de Pombal. História ilustrada (Cascais: Lucerna, 2018). Currently, most of his time is spent on a project on the circulation and censorship of scientific books in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has been serving as a member of the editorial board of the Jesuit journal Brotéria since 2013, and as International Adviser to the British Society for the History of Science since 2019.

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Publicações selecionadas
  • Francisco Malta Romeiras, Jesuits and the Book of Nature: Science and Education in Modern Portugal (Leiden: Brill, 2019).
  • Francisco Malta Romeiras, Henrique Leitão (eds.), Obra Selecta do Padre Luís Archer, S.J., 4 vols. (Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2015–2017).
  • Francisco Malta Romeiras, A Biblioteca Erudita de Campolide: A história de uma biblioteca jesuíta dispersa pela República (Cascais: Lucerna, 2022).
  • Francisco Malta Romeiras, "The Inquisition and the Censorship of Science in Early Modern Europe: Introduction," Annals of Science 77 (2020): 1–9.
  • Francisco Malta Romeiras, "Putting the Indices into Practice: Censoring Science in Early Modern Portugal," Annals of Science 77 (2020): 71–95.

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