Iván Szántó (1977) is chair of the Department of Iranian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (Budapest) and researcher at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna). He is author of Safavid Art and Hungary: The Esterházy Appliqué in Context. Piliscsaba, 2010; editor of From Asl to Za'id: Essays in Honour of Éva M. Jeremiás. Piliscsaba, 2010; co-editor of Honar-e Iran-e asr-e Qajar dar majmu’e-ha-ye Majarestan, 1210-1343 q. (Shahkarha-ye honar-e Iran dar majmu’e-ha-ye jahan, vol. 2) Tehran, 1393/2014, and The Shaping of Persian Art: Collections and Interpretations of the Art of Islamic Iran and Central Asia. Newcastle, 2013. his main research focus is Persian art of the Safavid and Qajar Period and its trans-regional connections, including Central and Eastern Europe.