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Digital Media Studies Director

About Mike Jarvis

Michael Jarvis

Digital Media Studies Director
michael.jarvis@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4558
Rush Rhees 455

Office hours: Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Rush Rhees 445 or 455

Historian and archaeologist Michael Jarvis became director of the DMS program in September 2014. He studies early modern Atlantic maritime history, slavery, material culture, and he conducts archaeological fieldwork in St. George’s, Bermuda.


Professor Jarvis’ digital scholarship includes:

  • 3D captures and remote sensing of terrestrial and underwater archaeological sites
  • 3D landscape modeling using UAVs (drones)
  • Laser scans of people and buildings
  • An interactive museum exhibit based on his book, In the Eye of All Trade (2010)
  • The Virtual St. George’s project, an immersive historical simulation of life in Bermuda’s 17th- and 18th-century capital town

Learn more about Professor Jarvis:

Department of History—About Mike Jarvis

Smith’s Island Archaeology Project

Digital Agnostic—A Tumblr by Mike Jarvis