RESEARCH

Florin Curta

PUBLICATIONS

Books, sole author:

Books, co-author:

Books, edited:

Chapters:

  1. Article "Archaeology: the Balkans," in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Edited by Robert E. Bjork. Vol. 1, pp. 93-96. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  2. "Emperor Heraclius and the conversion of the Croats and the Serbs." In Medieval Christianitas. Different Regions, "Faces," Approaches. Edited by Tsvetelin Stepanov and Georgi Kazakov (Mediaevalia Christiana, 3), pp. 121-138. Sofia: "Voenno Izdatelstvo" Publishing House, 2010.
  3. "Medieval archaeology in South-Eastern Europe." In Reflections: 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology, 1957-2007. Edited by Roberta Gilchrist and Andrew Reynolds, pp. 191-223. London: Maney Publishing, 2009.
  4. "The archaeology of service settlements in Eastern Europe." In Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. A Cultural History. Edited by Piotr Górecki and Nancy van Deusen, pp. 30-41. London/New York: I. B. Tauris, 2009.
  5. "Introduction." In The Other Europe in the Middle Ages. Avars, Bulgars, Khazars, and Cumans. Edited by Florin Curta (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450, 2), pp. 1-12. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2008.
  6. "The earliest Avar-age stirrups, or the 'stirrup controversy' revisited." In The Other Europe in the Middle Ages. Avars, Bulgars, Khazars, and Cumans. Edited by Florin Curta (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450, 2), pp. 297-326. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2008.
  7. "The making of the Slavs: Slavic ethnogenesis revisited." In MESS and RAMSES II, Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School. Vol. 7. Edited by Jaka Repič, Alenka Bartulović, and Katarina Sajovec Altshul (Zupanic's Collection, 28), pp. 277-307. Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, 2008.
  8. "The Amber Trail in early medieval Eastern Europe." In Paradigms and Methods in Early Medieval Studies. Edited by Felice Lifshitz and Celia Chazelle, pp. 61-79. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.
  9. "Tworzenie Słowian. Powrót do słowiańskiej etnogenezy." In Nie-Słowianie o początkach Słowian. Edited by Przemysław Urbańczyk, pp. 27-55 and 157-164. Poznań/Warsaw: Poznańskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk/Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 2006.
  10. "Pavel Chinezul, Negru Vodă şi comunităţile imaginare: teme medievaliste în muzica rock din România." In Radio3Net Hall of Fame (online collection of articles).
  11. Articles "Antes, people (history and archaeology)," "Bulgars, people (location, archaeology, and early history)," "Sclavenes, people (history and archaeology)," and "Magyars, people (location, archaeology, and early history)," in International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages - Online. A Supplement to Lexikon des Mittelalters - Online. Turnhout: Brepols, 2005 (Brepolis Medieval Encyclopaedias)
  12. "Before Cyril and Methodius: Christianity and barbarians beyond the sixth- and seventh-century Danube frontier." In East Central and Eastern Europe in the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Florin Curta, pp. 181-219. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.
  13. "Frontier ethnogenesis in Late Antiquity: the Danube, the Tervingi, and the Slavs." In Borders, Barriers, and Ethnogenesis. Frontiers in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Edited by Florin Curta (Studies in the Early Middle Ages, 12), pp. 173-204. Turnhout: Brepols, 2005.
  14. "Introduction." In Borders, Barriers, and Ethnogenesis. Frontiers in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Edited by Florin Curta, pp. 1-9 (Studies in the Early Middle Ages, 12). Turnhout: Brepols, 2005.
  15. "Introduction." In East Central and Eastern Europe in the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Florin Curta, pp. 1-38. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.
  16. "Pavel Chinezul, Negru Vodă, and 'imagined communities': medievalism in Romanian rock music." In Postmodern Medievalisms. Edited by Richard Utz and Jesse G. Swan (Studies in Medievalism, 13), pp. 3-16. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2005.
  17. "The history and archaeology of early medieval Eastern and East Central Europe (ca. 500-1000): a bibliography." In East Central and Eastern Europe in the Early Middle Ages. Ed. by Florin Curta, pp. 297-380. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.
  18. "Barbarians in Dark-Age Greece: Slavs or Avars?" In Civitas Divino-Humana. In honorem annorum LX Georgii Bakalov. Edited by Tsvetelin Stepanov and Veselina Vachkova, pp. 513-550. Sofia: Centăr za izsledvaniia na bălgarite Tangra TanNakRa IK, 2004.
  19. "From Kossinna to Bromley: ethnogenesis in Slavic archaeology." In On Barbarian Identity. Critical Approaches to Ethnicity in the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Andrew Gillett (Studies in the Early Middle Ages, 4), pp. 201-218. Turnhout: Brepols, 2002.
  20. "Peasants as 'makeshift soldiers for the occasion': sixth-century settlement patterns in the Balkans." In Urban Centers and Rural Contexts in Late Antiquity. Edited by Thomas S. Burns and John W. Eadie, pp. 199-217. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001.
  21. "The 'Prague type'. A critical approach to pottery classification." In Hoi skoteinoi aiones tou Byzantiou (7os-9os ai.). The Dark Centuries of Byzantium (7th-9th c.). Ed. by Eleonora Kountoura-Galake (Diethne Symposia 9), pp. 171-188. Athens: National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute for Byzantine Research, 2001.
  22. "Transylvania around A.D. 1000." In Europe Around the Year 1000. Edited by Przemysław Urbańczyk, pp. 141-165. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo DIG, 2001.

 Articles:

  1. "The early Slavs in the northern and eastern Adriatic region: a critical approach." Archeologia Medievale 37 (2010): 303-325.
  2. "A note on trade and trade centers in the eastern and northern Adriatic region between the eighth and the ninth century." Hortus Artium Medievalium 16 (2010): 267-276
  3. "A note on the 'Slavic' bow fibulae of Werner's class I J." Archaeologia Baltica 12 (2009): 124-136
  4. "The early Slavs in Bohemia and Moravia: a response to my critics." Archeologické rozhledy 61 (2009): 725-754
  5. "Arkheologiia identichnostei v Vostochnoi Evrope (VI-pervaia polovina VII vv.)." Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana (2008), no. 2: 133-154
  6. "L'area cimiteriale e il casale in località S. Giovanni Piscopìo, Cutrofiano (Lecce)." Archeologia Medievale 35 (2008): 93-133 (together with Paul Arthur, Brunella Bruno, Valeria Camilleri, Marco Leo Imperiale, Salvatore Matteo, Luciano Piepoli, and Marisa Tinelli)
  7. "Once again on bow fibulae of the 'Pietroasele type' (Werner's class I F)." Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 59 (2008): 465-492
  8. "Some remarks on bow fibulae of Werner's class I C." Slavia Antiqua 49 (2008): 45-98
  9. "The history and archaeology of Great Moravia: an introduction." Early Medieval Europe 17 (2009), no. 3: 238-247
  10. "The Making of the Slavs between ethnogenesis, invention, and migration." Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana (2008), no. 2: 155-172
  11. "The north-western region of the Black Sea during the 6th and early 7th century AD." Ancient West & East 7 (2008): 149-185
  12. "Utváření Slovanů (se zvláštním zřetelem k Čechám a Moravě)." Archeologické rozhledy 60 (2008): 1-54.
  13. "Some remarks on ethnicity in medieval archaeology." Early Medieval Europe 15 (2007), no. 2: 159-185
  14. "The archaeology of identities in Old Russia (ca. 500 to ca. 650)." Russian History 34 (2007): 31-62
  15. "Imperiul bizantin în Grecia medievală timpurie (materialul numismatic în context balcanic)." Cercetări numismatice 12-13 (2006-2007): 131-152
  16. "A contribution to the study of bow fibulae of Werner's class I G." Arheologia Moldovei 29 (2006): 93-123
  17. "Merovingian and Carolingian gift giving." Speculum 81 (2006): 671-699
  18. "Qagan, khan, or king? Power in early medieval Bulgaria (seventh to ninth century)." Viator 37 (2006): 1-31
  19. "Slavic bow fibulae? Werner's class I D revisited." Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 57 (2006): 486-535
  20. "Byzantium in Dark-Age Greece (the numismatic evidence in its Balkan context)." Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 29 (2005): 113-146
  21. "Female dress and 'Slavic' bow fibulae in Greece." Hesperia 74 (2005): 101-146
  22. "Furor Teutonicus. A note on ethnic stereotypes in Suger's Deeds of Louis the Fat." The Haskins Society Journal 16 (2005): 62-76
  23. "Colour perception, dyestuffs, and colour terms in twelfth-century French literature." Medium Aevum 73 (2004): 43-65
  24. "Introduction": for the research dossier "East European Dark Ages: Archaeology, Linguistics, and the History of the Early Slavs." East Central Europe/L'Europe du Centre-Est 31 (2004), no. 1: 43-47
  25. "L’administration byzantine dans les Balkans pendant la 'grande brèche': le témoignage des sceaux." Bizantinistica 6 (2004): 155-190
  26. "The Slavic lingua franca (Linguistic notes of an archaeologist turned historian)." East Central Europe/L'Europe du Centre-Est 31 (2004), no. 1: 125-148
  27. "Werner's class I H of 'Slavic' bow fibulae revisited." Archaeologia Bulgarica 8 (2004), no. 1: 59-78
  28. "Origins of the European economy: a debate with Michael McCormick. East Central Europe." Early Medieval Europe 12 (2003), no. 3: 283-291
  29. "Consideraţii privind conceptul de caracter etnic (etnicitate) în arheologia contemporană." Arheologia medievală 4 (2002): 5-25
  30. "Language , ethne, and national gods: a note on Emperor Julian's concept of Hellenism." Ancient World 33 (2002), no. 1: 3-19
  31. "Quaestura exercitus Iustiniani: the evidence of seals." Acta Byzantina Fennica n.s.1 (2002): 9-26
  32. "Transilvania în jurul anului 1000." Ephemeris Napocensis 12 (2002): 267-288
  33. "Limes and cross: the religious dimension of the sixth-century Danube frontier of the early Byzantine empire." Starinar 51 (2001): 45-70
  34. "Pots, Slavs, and 'imagined communities': Slavic archaeology and the history of the early Slavs." European Journal of Archaeology 4 (2001), no. 3: 367-384
  35. "The Prague type: a critical approach to pottery classification." Archaeologia Bulgarica 5 (2001), no. 1: 73-106
  36. "Feasting with 'kings in an ancient democracy: on the Slavic society of the Early Middle Ages (sixth to seventh century A.D.)." Essays in Medieval Studies 15 (1999): 19-34
  37. "Hiding behind a piece of tapestry: Jordanes and the Slavic Venethi." Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 47 (1999): 321-340
  38. "The cave and the dyke: a rock monastery on the tenth-century frontier of Bulgaria." Studia Monastica 41 (1999), no. 1: 129-149
  39. "Iron and potlatch: early medieval hoards of implements and weapons in Eastern Europe." Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 10 (1998-1999): 15-62
  40. "Blacksmiths, warriors, and tournaments of value: dating and interpreting early medieval hoards of iron implements in Eastern Europe." Ephemeris Napocensis 7 (1997): 211-268
  41. "Kaiserliche Lobrede und politisches Programm: die dritte Rede des Julianus Caesars." Eranos 95 (1997): 39-56
  42. "Slavs in Fredegar and Paul the Deacon: medieval gens or 'scourge of God'?" Early Medieval Europe 6 (1997), no. 2: 141-167
  43. "Invasion or inflation? Sixth- to seventh-century Byzantine coin hoards in Eastern and Southeastern Europe." Annali dell'Istituto Italiano di Numismatica 43 (1996): 65-224
  44. "Slavs in Fredegar: medieval gens or narrative strategy?" Acta Historica (Szeged) 103 (1996): 3-19
  45. "Atticism, Homer, Neoplatonism, and Fürstenspiegel: Julians' Second Panegyric on Constantius." Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 36 (1995), no. 2: 177-211
  46. "How to do things with saints: on the iconography of St. Mercurius' legend." Revue Roumaine d'Histoire 34 (1995), nos. 1-2: 109-129
  47.  "Über die Bügelfibel aus Pietroasele und ihre Verwandten." Dacia 38-39 (1994-1995): 217-238 (together with Vasile  Dupoi)
  48.  "Archaeology and history: a centaur or an interface?" Revue Roumaine d'Histoire 33 (1994): 401-416
  49. "Asupra problemelor de cronologie a tezaurelor de lingouri de la Crasna (jud. Covasna) şi Feldioara (jud. Braşov)." Mousaios 4 (1994), no. 1:133-148
  50.  "The changing image of the Early Slavs in the Rumanian historiography and archaeological literature. A critical survey." Südost-Forschungen 53 (1994): 235-276
  51.  "Depozite de unelte şi arme medievale timpurii de pe teritoriul României." Mousaios 4 (1994), no. 1: 179-221 (together  with Adrian Canache)
  52.  "On the dating of the 'Veţel-Coşoveni' group of curved fibulae." Ephemeris Napocensis 4 (1994): 233-265
  53.  "The changing image of the Early Slavs in the Romanian historiography. A critical survey." Revue des études sud-est-européennes 32 (1994), nos. 1-2: 129-142
  54.  "Die Fibeln der Sammlung V. Culică." Dacia 36 (1992): 37-67
  55.  "La mort de l'Apostat (Sur la légende de S. Mercure dans la Vie de S. Niphon)." Revue Roumaine d'Histoire 30 (1992):  3-57
  56. "Apostat et philosophe (sur le reflet historiographique de la personalité de l'empereur Julien chez Voltaire et Gh. Sincai)." Revue des études sud-est-européennes 29 (1991), nos. 1-2: 51-70
  57.  "Zu den chronologischen Problemen der römischen Goldbarrenschätze aus Crasna (Kr. Covasna) und Feldioara (Kr. Braşov)." Dacia 34 (1990): 269-284
  58.  "Semiotică, istorie, cultură. Despre sistemele semnificante." Revista de istorie 42 (1989), no. 2: 147-171
  59.  "Programul iconografic al paterei din tezaurul de la Pietroasa." In Buletinul ştiinţific studenţesc 3 (1988): 38-46

Notes and book reviews:

  1. Review of The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies, ed. by E. Jeffreys, J. Haldon, and R. Cormack (Oxford/New York, 2008). In Early Medieval Europe 18 (2010), no. 1: 118-121.
  2. Review of Europa im Weltbild des Mittelalters. Kartographische Konzepte, ed. by Ingrid Baumgärtner and Helmut Kugler (Berlin, 2008). In German Historical Institute London Bulletin 31 (2009), no. 2: 81-87.
  3. Review of Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire, by Judith Herrin (Princeton, 2007). In American Historical Review 114 (2009), no. 3: 813-814.
  4. Review of The Transition to Late Antiquity On the Danube and Beyond, ed. by A. G. Poulter (Oxford, 2007). In Classical Review 59 (2009), no. 1: 228-230.
  5. Review of Muslimische Quellen über die Ungarn vor der Landnahme. Das ungarische Kapitel der Ğaihānī-Tradition, by István Zimonyi (Herne, 2006). In Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 16 (2008-2009): 285-287.
  6. Review of Pohansko bei Břeclav: ein frühmittelalterliches Zentrum als sozialwirtschaftliches System, by Jiří Macháček (Bonn, 2007). In Early Medieval Europe 16 (2008) ,  no. 4: 504-506
  7. Review of The Early Middle Ages. The Birth of Europe, by Lynette Olson (New York, 2007). In Speculum 82 (2008), no. 1: 228-230
  8. Review of  Les trésors monétaires byzantins des  Balkans et d’Asie Mineure (491-713), by Cécile Morrisson, Vladislav Popović, and Vujadin Ivanišević (Paris, 2006). In Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 31 (2007), no. 2: 229-230
  9. Review of Barbarian Tides. The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire, by Walter Goffart (Philadelphia, 2006). In Speculum 82 (2007), no. 3: 705-706
  10. Review of Evoluţia gândirii teoretice în arheologia din România. Concepte şi modele aplicate în preistorie, by Mircea Anghelinu (Târgovişte, 2004). In Archaeologia Bulgarica 11 (2007), no. 2: 89-92
  11. Review of Byzantine and Turkish Hierapolis (Pamukkale): an Archaeological Guide, by Paul Arthur (Istanbul, 2006). In American Journal of Archaeology 111 (2007), no.3, online review 06.01.02
  12. Review of Struggle for Empire: Kingship and Conflict under Louis the German, 817-876, by Eric J. Goldberg (Ithaca, 2006). In Slavic Review 66 (2007), no. 2: 315-316
  13. Review of Populaţia spaţiului pruto-nistrean în secolele VIII-IX , by Sergiu Musteaţă (Chişinău, 2005). In Archaeologia Bulgarica 11 (2007), no. 1: 109-111
  14. Review of Quantitative Studien zur Archäologie der Awaren I, by Peter Stadler (Vienna, 2005). In European Journal of Archaeology 9 (2006), no. 1: 139-141
  15. Review of Viking Rus. Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe, by Władysław Duczko (Leiden/Boston, 2004). In Early Medieval Europe 14 (2006), no. 3: 328-330
  16. Review of Latin Classics in Medieval Hungary, the Eleventh Century, by Elöd Nemerkényi (Debrecen/Budapest, 2004). In The Medieval Review 06.04.06
  17. Review of Ethnische Interpretationen in der frühgeschichtlichen Archäologie. Geschichte, Grundlagen und Alternativen, by Sebastian Brather (Berlin/New York, 2004). In Archaeologia Bulgarica 10 (2006), no. 1: 91-94
  18. Review of Cumans and Tatars: Oriental Military in the Pre-Ottoman Balkans, 1185-1365, by István Vásáry (Cambridge, 2005). In The Medieval Review 06.01.02
  19. Review of Byzantine Butrint: Excavations and Surveys, 1994-99, ed. by Richard Hodges, William Bowden, and Kosta Lako (Oxford, 2004). In Early Medieval Europe 14 (2006), no. 2: 219-220
  20. Review of Gold und Herrschaft. Die Schätze europäischer Könige und Fürsten im ersten Jahrtausend, by Matthias Hardt (Berlin, 2004). In Early Medieval Europe 13 (2005), no. 4: 428-429
  21. Review of Cumans and Tatars: Oriental Military in the Pre-Ottoman Balkans, 1185-1365, by István Vásáry. In Canadian Journal of History 40 (2005): 493-494
  22. Review of The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer, by Paul Stephenson (Cambridge, 2004). In The Medieval Review 04.10.13
  23. Review of The Continental Saxons from the Migration Period to the Tenth Century: An Ethnographic Perspective, ed. by D. H. Green and F. Siegmund(Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology 6)(Woodbridge, 2003). In The Medieval Review 04.06.13
  24. Review of Rex Germanorum populus Sclavorum: An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of the Serbs/Slavs of Sarmatia, Germania, and Illyria, by Ivo Vukcevich (Santa Barbara, 2001). In Canadian American Slavic Studies 38 (2004), no. 3: 334-336
  25. Review of The Early Slavs. Culture and Society in Early Medieval Eastern Europe, by Paul M. Barford (London, 2001). In European Journal of Archaeology 6 (2003), no. 1: 99-101
  26. Review of Writing, Society, and Culture in Early Rus, c. 950-1300, by Simon Franklin (Cambridge, 2002). In The Medieval Review 03.07.16
  27. Review of Archäologie der westlichen Slawen. Siedlung, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft im früh- und hochmittelalterlichen Ostmitteleuropa, by Sebastian Brather (Berlin/New York, 2001). In Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 51 (2003): 281-284
  28. Review of Medieval Frontiers. Concepts and Practices, ed. by David Abulafia and Nora Berend (Burlington, 2002). In The Medieval Review 03.03.21
  29. Review of Comunităţi săteşti la est de Carpaţi în epoca migraţiilor. Aşezarea de la Davideni din secolele V-VII (Piatra Neamţ, 2001), by Ioan Mitrea. In Archaeologia Bulgarica 6 (2002), no. 2: 87-97
  30. Review of Das slawische Brandgräberfeld von Olympia (Rahden, 2000), by Tivadar Vida and Thomas Völling. In Archaeologia Bulgarica 6 (2002), no. 1: 95-101
  31. Review of The Transformation of Frontiers: From Late Antiquity to the Carolingians Transformation of the Roman World, ed. by Walter Pohl, Ian Wood, and Helmut Reimitz  (Leiden, 2001).The Medieval Review 02.03.14
  32. Review of Archéologie et architecture d'un site monastique (Paris, 1999), by Christian Sapin. In. The Medieval Review 02.03.04
  33. Review of The Neighbours of Poland in the Tenth Century, ed. by Przemysław Urbańczyk (Warsaw, 2000). In Early Medieval Europe 10 (2001), no. 2: 311-312
  34. Review of Die awarenzeitliche Keramik. I. (6.-7. Jh.)(Berlin/Budapest, 1999), by Tivadar Vida and Feldberger Keramik und frühe Slawen. Studien zur nordwestslawischen Keramik der Karolingerzeit (Bonn, 1996), by Sebastian Brather. In Archaeologia Bulgarica 5 (2001), no. 2: 93-98
  35. Review of Die byzantinische Kultur und die Slawen. Zum Problem der Rezeption und Transformation (6. bis 12. Jahrhundert), by Alexander Avenarius (Vienna, 2000). In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 00.12.04
  36. Review of Byzantium's Balkan Frontier. A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204, by Paul Stephenson (Cambridge, 2000). In Balkan Academic Book Reviews 22/2000
  37. Review of The Elefanthy. The Hungarian Nobleman and his Kindred, by Erik Fügedi (Budapest, 1998). In The Medieval Review 00.07.13
  38. Review of Der Limes an der unteren Donau von Diokletian bis Heraklios. Vorträge der internationalen Konferenz Svishtov, Bulgarien (1.-5. September 1998), ed. by Gerda von Bülow and Alexandra Milcheva (Sofia, 1999). In The Medieval Review 00.05.05
  39. Review of Contribuţii la istoria spaţiului pruto-nistrian în epoca Evului mediu timpuriu (sec. V-VII d. Chr.) (Chişinău, 1998), by Igor Corman. In Archaeologia Bulgarica 4 (2000), no. 1: 99-101
  40. Review of "The Man of Many Devices, Who Wandered Full Many Ways": Festschrift in Honor of Janos M. Bak, ed. by Nagy Balazs and Marcell Sebök (Budapest, 1999). In The Medieval Review 00.04.04
  41. Review of The Pace of Change: Studies in Early-Medieval Chronology, ed. by John Hines, Karen Nielsen, and Frank Siegmund (Oxford, 1999). In The Medieval Review 00.01.02
  42. Review of Die frühe Völkerwanderungszeit in Rumänien, by Radu Harhoiu (Bucharest, 1997). In Archaeologia Bulgarica 3 (1999), no. 3: 95-100
  43. Review of  Aigaion Pelagos (Die nördliche Ägäis), by Johannes Koder (Vienna, 1998). In The Medieval Review 99.08.10
  44. Review of Medieval Europeans. Studies in Ethnic Identity and National Perspectives in Medieval Europe, ed. by A. Smyth (New York, 1998). In The Medieval Review 99.03.06
  45. "Imaginea celuilalt - analiza şi previziune politică" Sociologia românească 1-2 (1991): 105-111
  46. "Stil, retorică, ideologie. Funcţia citatului homeric in Discursul III al lui Iulianus Caesar (358-359)." Echinox 2 (1989): 6-9
  47. Review of Ialomiţa. Studii şi comunicări de istorie a agriculturii. Vol. 2 (1982). In Acta Moldaviae Meridionalis 4 (1983): 612-614

 Work in progress:

Papers delivered and professional presentations

  1. "Medievalism, post-1848 Czech nationalism, and the beginnings of medieval archaeology in Bulgaria and Ukraine," paper presented at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 13-16, 2010
  2. "Teaching medieval archaeology in the field: the experience of an archaeological summer school program," paper presented at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 13-16, 2010
  3. "Ethnicity in medieval archaeology," paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 75th anniversary meeting, St. Louis, April 14-18, 2010
  4. "The archaeology of the Slavic Middle Ages: a comparative approach (Bulgaria and Slovenia)," paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Gainesville, March 25-27, 2010
  5. "The Corinth connection: was there a commercial revival in Greece in the ninth century?" paper presented at the 35th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Sarasota, November 6-8, 2009
  6. "Out of Eastern Europe: service settlements in the early Middle Ages," paper presented at the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 7-10, 2009
  7. "The 'stirrup controversy' revisited: the earliest Avar stirrups," paper presented at the 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 8-11, 2008
  8. "Medieval archaeology in Southeastern Europe," paper presented at the conference Fifty Years of Medieval Archaeology organized by the Society for Medieval Archaeology, The Society of Antiquaries, London, December 8, 2007
  9. "The Amber Trail in early medieval Eastern Europe," paper presented at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2007
  10. "Greece in the early Middle Ages (ca. 500-1050): an economic and social perspective," paper presented in the in the 2006-2007 Dumbarton Oaks Fellows Research Reports, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., October 10, 2006
  11. "The archaeology of identity in Old Russia (ca. 500 to ca. 650)," paper presented at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 4-7, 2006
  12. "On ethnicity in medieval archaeology (or, where did Sebastian Brather go wrong?)," paper presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Boston, March 30-April 1, 2006
  13. "Mission and frontier: Christianity and barbarians beyond the fourth- and sixth-century Danube frontier," paper presented at the 15th biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New College, Sarasota, March 9-11, 2006
  14. "Gifts in the Merovingian and Carolingian times," paper presented at the Florida MedievaList  constitutive meeting, University of South Florida, Tampa, November 18, 2005
  15. "The making of the Slavs: the history and archaeology of the Slavic ethnogenesis," paper presented at the 12th Mediterranean Ethnological Summer Symposium, Piran, Slovenia, September 18-25, 2005
  16. "It's all about the ladies: gender and ethnicity in sixth-century 'Gepidia'," paper presented at the 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 5-9, 2005
  17. "Qagan, khan, or king? Power in early medieval Bulgaria (eighth to ninth centuries)," paper presented at the 2004 National Conference of the Historical Society, (Boothbay Harbor, June 3-6, 2004
  18. "Barbarians in Greece: Slavs or Avars?" paper presented at the 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 6-9, 2004
  19. "Merovingian and Carolingian gift-giving practices," paper presented in the Mellon colloquium in the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, May 1, 2004
  20. "No mission, no conversion? Christianity and barbarians beyond the Danube (ca. 500-700)," paper presented at the 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 7-11, 2003
  21. "Late medieval or early modern? Mongols and Ottomans in the history of medieval Eastern Europe and the problem of periodization," paper presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Minneapolis, April 10-12, 2003
  22. "Pavel Chinezul, Negru Voda, and 'imagined communities': medievalism in Romanian rock music," paper presented at the 17th annual international meeting of the Conference on Medievalism ("Postmodern medievalisms"), Cedar Falls, October 18-19, 2002
  23. "Border matters: cave monasticism and frontiers in the tenth century," paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association, Tallahassee, September 26-28, 2002
  24. Participant in the panel "The early medieval economy: a roundtable discussion with Michael McCormick," 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 2-5, 2002
  25. "Emblemic style: 'Slavic' bow fibulae in Eastern Europe," paper presented at the 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 2-5, 2002
  26. "'The strongest possible line of first defense': the sixth-century Danube frontier and the early Slavs," paper presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, San Francisco, January 3-6, 2002
  27. "Color nomenclature and 'heraldic' use of color imagery in twelfth-century literature," paper presented at the 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 3-6, 2001
  28. "Pots, Slavs and 'imagined communities': Slavic archaeology in Bulgaria and Romania (1945-1989)," paper presented at the Sixth Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, April 5-7, 2001
  29. "Slavs in Greece: the Charanis-Setton controversy revisited," paper presented in the Pozzetta Colloquium, Department of History, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 29, 2001
  30. "From Kossinna to Bromley: ethnogenesis and Slavic archaeology," paper presented at the 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 4-7, 2000
  31. "Stone dyke and rock monastery: on cave monasticism and the tenth-century frontier of Bulgaria," paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Austin, April 13-15, 2000
  32. "The 'beech argument,' the Prague pots, and the Slavic ethnogenesis," lecture for the Linguistics Program weekly seminar, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 30, 2000
  33. "Language, ethne, and national gods: a note on Julian's concept of Hellenism," paper presented at the 20th Year Celebration Symposium of the Center for Greek Studies, Gainesville, February 18-19, 2000
  34. "In boream Viscla tenus commorantur: Jordanes' Slavic Venethi revisited," paper presented at the 34th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 7-10, 1999
  35. "The 'Prague type': a critical approach to pottery classification," paper presented at the Symposium "The Dark Centuries of Byzantium" (Athens, May 6-9, 1999)
  36. "Slavic archaeology and early Slavic ethnicity," paper presented at the Mellon Seminar, Medieval Studies Program, Cornell University (Ithaca, April 15, 1999)
  37.  "Peasants as 'makeshift soldiers for the occasion': sixth-century settlement patterns in the Balkans," paper presented at the Third Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity, "Urban and Rural in Late Antiquity (ca. 200-600)" (Emory University, Atlanta, March 11-14, 1999)
  38. "Corporeality, Neoplatonism, and the golden bowl from Pietroasa: on Julian's aesthetics," paper presented at the 130th Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (Washington, December 27-30, 1998)
  39. "Churches on the frontier: a tenth-century cave monastery at Basarabi (Romania)," paper presented at the 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 7-10, 1998
  40. "Pots, ethnos, and Slavs: Slavic archaeology in Soviet Russia and Communist Romania," paper presented at the conference "Vocabularies of Identity in Russia and Eastern Europe," University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 3-4, 1998
  41. "Feasting with 'kings' in an ancient 'democracy': on the Slavic society of the early Middle Ages (sixth to seventh century A.D.)," paper presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association, Charleston, February 20-21, 1998
  42. "Trade or tarqans? Early medieval hoards of iron implements and weapons in Eastern Europe," paper presented at the 23rd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Madison, September 25-28, 1997
  43. "Slavs in Fredegar and Paul the Deacon: medieval gens or 'scourge of God'?" paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, Iowa City, September 19-20, 1997
  44. "Limes and cross: the religious dimension of the northern frontier of the early Byzantine Empire," paper presented at the 32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 1-4, 1997
  45. "Early medieval bow fibulae in Eastern Europe: ethnic or gender index?" paper presented at the 85th Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York, February 12-15, 1997
  46. "Invasion or inflation? Sixth- to seventh-century Byzantine coin hoards in Eastern and Southeastern Europe," paper presented at the 31st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 2-5, 1996
  47. "The last years of the Roman Empire's northern frontier on the Danube," paper presented at the Duquesne University History Forum, Pittsburgh, October 14, 1995
  48. "Swamps and forests for cities: settlement patterns in the Early Slavic period (sixth to seventh century)," paper presented at the 30th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 4-7, 1995
  49. "On the dating of the fibulae of Werner's Class I B," paper presented at the Archaeological Institute in Munich, August 9, 1994
  50. "How to do things with saints: on the iconography of St. Mercurius' legend," paper presented at the 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 5-7, 1994
  51. "Les dépôts d'outils et d'armes de fer du Haut Moyen Age découverts en Roumanie," paper presented at the 28th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 1993
  52. "Unelte si arme de fier în depozitul de la Dragosloveni," paper presented at the symposium "Hoards and Hoarding in Prehistory and the Early Middle Ages," Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest, June 1992
  53. "Fibulele digitate din România," paper presented at the Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest, May 1991
  54. "Propaganda şi program politic în Discursul III al lui Iulianus Caesar," paper presented at the Society for Classical Studies, University of Bucharest, February 1990
  55. "Cronologia tezaurelor de lingouri de aur romane de la Crasna şi Feldioara," paper presented at the Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest, May 1988

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