Andrew May

Prof Andrew May

Professor Andrew J. May FASSA joined the History Council of Victoria in August 2018, representing the Heritage Council of Victoria (at which he is the Alternate History Member).

Andrew is Professor of History in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, where he has been a faculty member since 2000. He has published widely as a social historian with interests across urban, colonial and imperial history, including Melbourne Street Life (1998), Espresso! Melbourne Coffee Stories (2001), as director and co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Melbourne (2005), and Welsh Missionaries and British imperialism: The Empire of Clouds in North-East India (2012).

Andrew directs the Melbourne History Workshop ( and produces the My Marvellous Melbourne podcast (