Andrew May is professor of history in the School of Historical and 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 (https://melbournehistoryworkshop.com/), a studio-based research collaborative that pools the expertise of staff, research higher degree students and affiliates to provide innovative and rigorously-applied historical research, postgraduate training, industry collaboration and community-facing projects. Recent projects include the ‘My Marvellous Melbourne’ podcast.