Digitally mapping the Buddhist holy land: Intercultural communication, religious history, and networked rhetoric

Derek F. Maher, Guiseppe Getto


Intercultural communication presents an array of well-known and much-discussed challenges to scholars and practitioners of Technical and Professional Communication and related disciplines. When addressing the religious culture, there is the added dimension of deeply-engrained worldviews. Likewise, the transmission of academic research in disciplines—such as religious studies, technical and professional communication, and digital humanities—depends upon communications across diverse cultural boundaries. In the wake of such challenges, we present an exploratory methodology behind a new research and instructional program that utilizes versatile digital tools and best practices from religious studies, digital humanities, and technical and professional communication.


Intercultural Inquiry; Cross-Cultural Design; Religious Studies; Digital Humanities

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