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, including the activities of the former Cultural Heritage Unit and MA program in Public History & Heritage. Our mission is to assist appreciation of Melbourne’s history and heritage in the academy as well as in the general community.