Melbourne History Workshop is a studio-based research collaboratory in the History Program at the University of Melbourne under the direction of Professor Andrew May. It taps the pooled expertise of staff, research higher degree students and affiliates in order to provide innovative and rigorously-applied historical research, postgraduate training, industry collaboration and community-facing projects. The Workshop’s focus is the exciting synergy between urban history and cultural heritage, and builds on three decades of Professor May’s teaching, research and engagement in the sector. Our mission is to assist appreciation of Melbourne’s history and heritage in the academy as well as in the general community.
MHW has produced a number of projects over the last five years, including the My Marvellous Melbourne podcast, the City Songs exhibition at the Melbourne City Gallery (with Christos Tsiolkas and Zoe Ali), and the online digitisation project The Everyday War. For more on our projects, see our portfolio, and our website for other information and updates.