Mihai Dragnea (PhD 2018) is an associate researcher at the University of South-Eastern Norway (Department of Business, History and Social Sciences) since 2019. He is the president of the Balkan History Association and the editor of Hiperboreea, the journal affiliated to the association. His interests and collaboration include cultural, social and political relations between Germans, Scandinavians and Wends during the High Middle Ages, Viking Age, early Slavic ethnicity and state formation, and identity and conflict in the Balkans. Mihai is the series editor for “Christianity and Conversion in Scandinavia and the Baltic Region, c. 800-1600” (Peter Lang) and contributor to the International Medieval Bibliography and the International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance, published by Brepols. He is also a member of the Editorial and Advisory boards of the following journals and publishers: Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies, published by the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies; Journal of Ottoman Legacy Studies, published by the International Symposium on Balkan History Studies Committee (UBTAK), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, Trivent Publishing, Budapest, and Etnologică Publishing, Bucharest. Mihai is also a member of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East and the Romanian Association of Slavic Studies.