PhD, History of Science


MSc, Biochemistry


BSc, Biochemistry



I am a Research Associate at the Department for History and Philosophy of Science (DHFC) and the Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), at the University of Lisbon. In 2017 I worked at the Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College, as Senior Research Fellow. In 2019 I worked at the Oxford Centre for European History, and Exeter College, University of Oxford, as a Visiting Researcher.

My research interests include early modern science, science and religion, science and education, Jesuit science, and book history. Currently, most of my time is spent on a project on the circulation and censorship of scientific books in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

In 2019, I published Jesuits and the Book of Nature: Science and Education in Modern Portugal (Leiden: Brill, 2019), a monograph on Jesuit science and education in nineteenth and twentieth-century Portugal.

In 2018, I published Os jesuítas em Portugal depois de Pombal. História ilustrada (Cascais: Lucerna, 2018) an illustrated history of the Jesuits in Portugal after the 1759 expulsion. 

In 2015, I published Ciência, prestígio e devoção: Os jesuítas e a ciência em Portugal (séculos XIX e XX) (Cascais: Lucerna, 2015), a revised and shortened version of my doctoral thesis on Jesuit science and education in modern Portugal. 


Between 2015 and 2017, Henrique Leitão and I edited 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)

I am a member of some national and international societies, including the Renaissance Society of America, the History of Science Society, and the British Society for the History of Science, where I serve as an International Adviser (2019–2021).


I have been serving as a member of the editorial board of the Jesuit learned journal Brotéria since 2013.


Francisco Malta Romeiras



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