FLORIN CURTA is professor of Medieval History and Archaeology in the Department of History. His books include The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, ca. 500-700 (Cambridge, 2001), which received the Herbert Baxter Adams Award of the American Historical Association; Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1250 (Cambridge, 2006); Text, Context, History, and Archaeology. Studies in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Bucharest, 2009); and the Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050. The Early Middle Ages (Edinburgh, 2011). Curta is the editor of four collections of studies: East Central and Eastern Europe in the Early Middle Ages (Ann Arbor, 2005); Borders, Barriers, and Ethnogenesis (Turnhout, 2005); The Other Europe in the Middle Ages (Leiden, 2007); and Neglected Barbarians (Turnhout, 2011). He has also published extensively in such journals as Speculum, Early Medieval Europe, Hesperia, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Viator, Haskins Society Journal, Ancient West & East, and Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Brill series ‘East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450’. Professor Curta is the recent recipient of a NEH fellowship at the AmericanSchool of Classical Studies in Athens; a senior fellowship in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks; membership in the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, in Princeton; and an American Council of Learned Societies postdoctoral fellowship in East European Studies.