Professor Andrew J. May

Andrew May is a social historian with broad interests across urban, colonial and imperial history. As an urban historian he has published widely on the social experience of the Australian city, its public spaces and communal rituals, its suburban qualities, and its cosmopolitan cultures. As Director of The Encyclopedia of Melbourne, he guided that project's development from the mid 1990s to its publication by Cambridge University Press in 2005. His interests in multimedia have seen him involved in the development of history in new media formats, including Melbourne Podtours, eGold, Pathways to the Past (a learning module on using images as historical evidence), and eMelbourne (the Encyclopedia of Melbourne in online format). As a historian of imperialism, he also has a particular interest in imperial networks of science, religion and governance. His latest book "Welsh missionaries and British imperialism: The empire of clouds in north-east India" was published by Manchester University Press in 2012. He has served on advisory committees of the National Trust, City of Melbourne, Public Record Office Victoria, Heritage Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Immigration Museum, Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, and the National Archives of Australia. He currently serves on the executive of the Australian Historical Association, and is a Board Member of Australian Historical Studies. In 2006 he was awarded the 'Individual Contribution to Profile' award in the City of Melbourne's 'Melbourne Awards'.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Melbourne, 1994)
May, Andrew J. Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism: The Empire of Clouds in Northeast India. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012
Grimshaw, P. and May, A. (eds.). Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Exchange. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2010
Barry, A., Cruickshank, J., May, A. and Grimshaw, P. (eds.). Evangelists of Empire?: Missionaries in Colonial History. Melbourne: eScholarship Research Centre, 2008
Brown-May, A. and Swain, S. The Encyclopedia of Melbourne. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2005
Brown-May, A. and Day, N. Federation Square. South Yarra: Hardie Grant Books, 2003
Brown-May, A. Melbourne Street Life. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 1998

Member of

  • ANZDEG. Member. 2006-
  • Australian Historical Association. Executive Member and Treasurer. 2004-
  • Victoria Public Records Advisory Committee. Member. 2012-
  • European Association for Urban History. International Committee member. 2012-
  • H-URBAN. Board Member. 2011-
  • Urban History. International Board Member. 2013-

2015

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2014

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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2004

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2003

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2001

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  • Andrew J. May 2001, 'Spilling the Beans', in BUTLER-BROWN C, BARRETT J ed(s), Debating the City: An Anthology, Historic Houses Trust of NSW and University of Western Sydney.
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1998

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1996

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Available for supervision.