PhDr. Lukas Rybar, PhD.
Lukas Rybar is a graduate of bachelor's (2005-2008), master's (2008-2010) degree and doctoral studies (2010-2014) in General history at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. In 2014, he successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Shirvan and its role in the context of European trade in the 16th - 17th centuries”. He is an assistant professor at the Department of General History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. He focuses on the history of the Middle East (particularly the history of Iran and South Caucasus). He leads special courses and historical seminars with an emphasis on mutual contacts between the Middle East and Europe in the 16th-19th centuries.
Main areas of research
History of Iran and Caucasus countries in the 16th-19th centuries
Diplomatic and Trade relations between Safavid Iran and Central and Eastern Europe in the 16th-18th centuries
Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan (October-December 2010)
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia (February-June 2013)
Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran (August 2015, December 2019-March 2020)
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (May 2017, March 2019)
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (May 2019)
Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria (July-December 2020)