Martin van der Linden

Doctoral student
Department of Cultural Sciences Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Save contact

I am a doctoral student in the study of religions focusing on Shinto in a global and digital context.

My dissertation project studies aesthetic knowledge production and dissemination about Shinto on the Internet. The project seeks to understand how the digital sphere influences, shapes, produces and distributes knowledge about Shinto online, with particular interest in the aesthetic, multimodal and intermedial patterns, structures and relations at work therein.

In addition to the aesthetics of religions, digital religion and Shinto, I am also interested in religion in Japan in general, semiotics of religion, didactics of religion and the historical and philosophical relationship between Shinto and other religions in East Asia such as Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism.

I am part of the the doctoral research training programme in Global Humanities at Linnaeus University and affiliated with the Linnæus University Center for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS).