Bernardo Machado Mota
Universidade de Lisboa
Bachelor, Master & PhD in Classical Studies (Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal, 1999, 2003, 2008); Humboldt Fellow – Technische Universität Berlin and Max Planck Institut for the History of Science (2009-2011). Currently: Assistant Professor at the Department of Classics of the University of Lisbon (courses taught: Latin, Classical Culture, History of Ancient Science); Researcher of the Centre of Classical Studies (FLUL) and Collaborator of the Centre of History of Sciences and Technology (CIUHCT). Past Research: focused on the history of ancient mathematics (Euclidean geometry and optics) and the classical theory of science (i.e. on the Aristotelian Model of Science). Publications: Plutarch’s On the Face of the Moon (introduction, notes and translation into Portuguese), The Status of Mathematics in Portugal in the 16th and 17th centuries, Lisbon, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Science and Technology Foundation, 2011 (a monography about the interaction between the Aristotelian Model of Science and Euclidean Geometry), Francisco de Melo. Obras Matemáticas. Vol. 1: Edição crítica e tradução, Lisboa, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal e Centro de Estudos Clássicos, 2014, pp. 506 (an edition and translation of a commentary on Euclid’s optical works written by a Portuguese scholar of the 16th century, Francisco de Melo; written with Henrique Leitão). Currently: CO-IR and researcher of the project “Gynecia: Rodericus a Castro Lusitanus and the ancient medical tradition about gynaecology and embryology” (PTDC/FER-HFC/31187/2017, 01-10-2018 to 30.09.2021, Host: CEC-FLUL; Funding Institution: FCT).