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I am a historian of science, an FCT Junior Researcher at the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, where I am also affiliated with the History and Philosophy of Science Department. I moreover teach in the Master and Doctoral Programs in the History and Philosophy of Science.


My main research interests are the history of astronomy in Portugal and Spain, Jesuit science, Iberian archaeoastronomy and the material culture of science.


I am now a Contributing Editor to ISIS Current Bibliography (term 2018-2020): one of the most important bibliographies in the history of science and related fields.


Here you will find information on my research projects, my papers, books and other topics.

If you want to know more about my academic activities please peruse the following pages.

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Recent speaking engagements


19 January 2019 - Samuel Gessner and Luís Trapicos, "Teodoro de Almeida (1722-1804) as a planetarium “maker” in France and Portugal", Workshop Science outside academy around 1800, Eisinga Planetarium, Franeker, The Netherlands.

8 November 2018 - "Os trânsitos de Mercúrio e Vénus", Seminário Permanente de Astronomia Antiga, 14h, sala 8.2.12, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.

8 October 2018 - "Tycho Brahe e os opúsculos acerca dos cometas de 1618 publicados em Lisboa", Jornadas 400 anos depois dos cometas de 1618, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.

11 July 2018 - “Os livros de Tycho Brahe no Portugal seiscentista: censura ou fruição?", 6.º Encontro Nacional de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Monte de Caparica, Almada.

7 July 2017 - Luís Tirapicos and Thomas Horst, “Francesco Bianchini (1662–1729) and the Origins of Planetary Globes”, XIII Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop, University of Notre Dame/Adler Planetarium, Notre Dame/Chicago.

28 June 2017 - "João Baptista Carbone e a Royal Society de Londres", Jornadas de Pós-Graduação, Departamento de História e Filosofia das Ciências, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.

4 June 2016 - "Between Land and Sea: Cartography of the Brazilian Coastline by Jesuit Mathematicians in the 1730s", ISHMap Symposium, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisboa.

I am currently one of the organizers of CIUHCT's and the Department's (History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon) Permanent Seminar on Ancient Astronomy [in Portuguese].

Contact

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Luís Tirapicos

CIUHCT

Faculdade de Ciências

Campo Grande

Edifício C4, Piso 3, Sala 14

1749-016 Lisboa

Portugal