FIELD OF STUDY
Areas of interest: History of Iran, Persian Historiography
My research is focused on the political, institutional and religious history of the 18th century along with the study of late medieval chronicles. The topic of my doctoral dissertation is Western Khurāsān’s history in the 18th century.
18th century Iran can be characterized by tribal resurgence and decline of bureaucracy. As a consequence of its transitional nature and lack of dynastic continuity, this era is merely to be found in the centre of academic research. To my way of thinking the most expedient method for the study of this period of interregnum is the adaption of a regional perspective. The survey of conditions in Eastern Iran can provide us with a more coherent understanding of the disintegration of political and economic structures at the time. Consequently the emphasis of the dissertation is on the administrative changes and its economic and social effects as well. The examination of the province of Khurāsān in the given period, based on Iranian and European sources, may serve as a case study regarding the presence of generally known topoi and it can offer new information not only about the history of the region but the entire period, too.
2014–: Eötvös Loránd University, Doctoral School of Linguistics (Supervisor: Dr. Iván Szántó)
2012–2014: Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities: Master’s Degree in Iranian Studies
2009–2012: Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities: Bachelor’s Degree in Iranian Studies
2006–2009: Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church, Faculty of Humanities: Bachelor’s Degree in History
SCHOLARSHIPS, FIELD WORK
2015–2016: Dânešgâh-e Šahid Behešti (Shahid Beheshti University), Tehran, Iran – Hungarian State Scholarship, 10 months
2015: L’Institut dominicain d’études orientales (Cairo, Egypt), 1 month
2013–2014: Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary
2012: Dânešgâh-e Beynolmellali Emâm Khomeyni (Imam Khomeini International University), Qazvin, Iran – Persian language course, 1 month