Lucien Frary

Faculty / Lucien Frary

Professor of History

Department Name 
Office Location 
Lynch Adler Hall 103
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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My research deals with Mediterranean, Slavic, and Eastern Orthodox studies, in particular Russia’s interest in the Near East, starting in the eighteenth century. Currently I am working on projects related to Russian consuls and a study of Count Grigorii A. Stroganov (1770-1857), the Russian ambassador to Spain, Sweden, and the Ottoman Empire. I offer courses on imperial and modern Russia, the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire, Greece (ancient and modern), modern Europe, and the history of socialism. I regularly teach courses on the era of World War II and Nazi Germany, and online courses.

Courses Taught at Rider

  • Imperial Russia
  • Modern Russia
  • The Ottoman Empire and the Balkans
  • The Era of World War II
  • Nazi Germany and Hitler’s Europe
  • Ancient Greece
  • History of Socialism
  • 20th-Century Europe
  • Europe since 1715
  • World History


Current Projects

  • Grigorii A. Stroganov (1770-1857):  Nobility and Foreign Policy in Imperial Russia
  • Pilgrims and Profits: The Russian Company of Steam Navigation and Trade, 1856-1914

Fellowships and Awards

  • Faculty Research Fellowship, Fall 2012
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Rider University, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.

Professional Service

  • Executive Board, Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference (NSEEES), 2019-present
  • Editorial board, The Library of Modern Russia, I. B. Tauris, 2017-present
  • Treasurer, Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC), 2006-13, 2015-17
  • Fellowships Evaluator of Research Projects, Rustaveli Foundation, Republic of Georgia, 2009-present
  • Board member-at-large Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference (NSEEES), 2013
  • Project Thalis, Greek Ministry of Education and European Union: The Black Sea and Its Port Cities, 1774-1914. Development, Convergence and Linkages with the Global Economy, 2011-13
  • Executive Board, Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference (MASC), 2009-12
  • Faculty-in-Residence, First-Year Experience Program, Rider University, 2004-2007