Andrew Jarvis is associate director of studies at the Centre for History and Economics.
Andrew is interested in world history and visual culture. His PhD research, which is funded by the AHRC, focuses on 'reading' early photographs of Burma and Sri Lanka and utilising images as sources to write histories of these locales that transcend present-day national and intellectual borders. His main sources are calotypes by two early photographers and habitués of British India, Frederick Fiebig and Linnaeus Tripe. He is interested in the mechanisms that drove early photographic activity from multiple radials (including Calcutta, Bombay and Madras) and the ways in which the work of early photographers can be utilised to illuminate wider processes.
In 2001 Andrew obtained a BA in English and History at the University of Southampton and the Allan Merson Prize for the best overall performance in history finals. In 2007 he received an MA in Imperialism and Post-Colonial Societies from Birkbeck, University of London, and the Lockwood Ingold Prize (awarded to Birkbeck students who have distinguished themselves in Commonwealth history).