Daniel C. Waugh is Professor Emeritus at the University
of Washington, Seattle. While his main research field is pre-Modern Russia, he
also read Ottoman History and audited Oleg Grabarʼs courses on Islamic art at
Harvard. In the last two decades, much
of Prof. Waughʼs attention has been devoted to the historic silk roads across
Asia, concerning which he edits a substantial annual volume for the Silkroad
Foundation. His photographs include many taken in the Middle East in 2010
supported by an Emeritus Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation.