Dr. Bálint Kovács is a senior research fellow in the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (Leipzig/Germany), where he is coordinating the research project "Armenians in East-Central Europe". He studied History, Catholic Theology and Law in Budapest. He received a PhD in history from the Peter Pazmany Catholic University (Budapest-Piliscsaba) in 2010. In 2011-2013 Kovács taught Eastern European history at the Peter Pazmany University in Budapest. His fields of interest include the history of Eastern Europe (especially Transylvania), the Caucasus and the cultural history of the Armenian Diaspora. His current research focuses on the history of the Armenians in East-Central Europe.