Martin received his B.A. from the State University of Groningen in 2008, focusing on European prehistory and the Mediterranean Bronze Age and in particular that of ancient Egypt and the Near East. In 2011, he received his MA degree in Near Eastern archaeology and an MA degree in Egyptian Language and Culture (cum laude), both from Leiden University. Since his time in Leiden, Martin taught classes on ancient Egyptian culture and geodetics and worked as the surveyor and digital specialist on numerous archaeological and geological projects in the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Iraq, and Sudan. In 2015 Martin joined the program at Brown with specific interests in writing systems: their adoption and transformation, and developments of underlying cognitive systems, with a focus on cognitive linguistics and semiotics. His further interests include theories on space, materiality, and the reception of the past through digital media. Regarding the last, Martin is pursuing an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science through Brown’s Open Graduate Program since 2017, looking to investigate principles, theories, and applications from Computer Science as tools in digital reconstructions of the past.
Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D. expected, May 2021)