History at the Crossroads – A Melbourne Story

For the urban historian, writing a new history of Melbourne is rich with possibilities and provocations. In this lecture Professor Andrew May will draw on examples from his current project to discuss the interpretive power of urban history to cast light on the historical relationships between people, places and institutions. This is Professor Andrew May’s Read more …

Federation Square Melbourne: The First Ten Years

Seamus O’Hanlon’s Federation Square Melbourne: The First Ten Years (Monash University Publishing) tells the story of how a place that was once so reviled has ended up popular and successful, attracting more than nine million visitors in 2011. It locates the Federation Square story within the new role played by city centres in the economy Read more …