Prof. Elias and Prof. McDaniel awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

While a Guggenheim Fellow, Prof. Elias will pursue a major research project on the history of the Mevlevi Sufi order (sometimes called the "Whirling Dervishes") from its inception in the 13th century until the advent of the modern era.

Prof. McDaniel's project looks at the advent of Buddhist leisure (parks, museums, carnivals, film, comics, bird-watching, and collecting stuff) in Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Laos.