Melbourne History Workshop

Project details

The Melbourne History Workshop is a studio-based research collaboration 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, graduate training, industry collaboration and community-facing projects. The Workshop's focus is the exciting synergy between urban history, cultural heritage and digital media technologies. Our mission is to assist appreciation of Melbourne’s history and heritage in the academy as well as in the general community. Current work includes:

  • My Marvellous Melbourne podcast
  • Block V Project (in collaboration the City of Melbourne arts residency and computing/information systems interns from Melbourne School of Engineering, exploring ways to digitally render artistic drawings and fabricate a city bock as a multi-dimensional environment in the form of a web-based interactive)
  • Melbourne Directories digitisation project

Melbourne History Workshop website


Professor Andrew May, Director

James Lesh, PhD Candidate and Digital Project Officer

Dr Mitchell Harrop, Block V Project, Melbourne Directories