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Breno Arsioli Moura is Assistant Professor (tenured) at Federal University of ABC (UFABC), located in the city of Santo André, metropolitan region of São Paulo, Brazil. Recently, he was awarded with a special scholarship from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).

Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of Revista Brasileira de História da Ciência (RBHC).

His main research interests are: History of Optics, History of Electricity, Eighteenth-Century Natural Philosophy, Iconography, Translation Studies.

He was visiting scholar at the Department of History at the University of California (Berkeley) (2014) and at SPHÈre (Université Paris 7 - Diderot / CNRS) (2020).



Complete CV here.

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Selected publications in English

2020. Notes and Records of the Royal Society / The First French Translation of Book II of Newton's Opticks: Omissions, Abridgements and Quest for Authorship [PDF]

2020. Physics in Perspective / The problem of reflection in eighteenth-century projectile theories of light [PDF]

2020. HPS&ST Newsletter / Opinion Page - Franklin and the kite: What can we learn from this episode? [PDF]

2018. Transversal - International Journal for the Historiography of Science / Newtonianism and the historiography of light in the 18th century: a critical analysis of Joseph Priestley's The History of Optics [PDF]

2018. Critical and transformative teachers: a rationale for History and Philosophy of Science in Teacher Education.  IN: Teaching Science with Context: Historical, Philosophical, and Sociological Approaches. Dordrecht: Springer.

2015. Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group. Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil. / Joseph Priestley and The History of Optics: Historiography for Science Education. [PDF]

2013. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group. Pittsburgh-PA, USA. / Multi-contextual Approach of History of Science (MCAHS): introducing historical content in science teacher training. [PDF] 

2012. Science & Education / Science and Society: the case of the acceptance of Newtonian optics in the Eighteenth Century. [PDF]

2009. GIREP-EPEC 2009 International Conference Proceedings. Leicester, England. / Mechanical models for light in eighteenth century: enhancing physics teachers' views of nature of science. [PDF]  

2007. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group. Calgary, Canada. / Newtonian optics in the eighteenth century: discussing the nature of science. [PDF]

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