Anna Welch recently completed her doctoral thesis at MCD, which analysed a group of medieval Franciscan liturgical manuscripts from Umbria, Italy. She currently works as a curatorial assistant at the National Gallery of Victoria and the State Library of Victoria, and as a research assistant for Dr Claire Renkin (YTU) and Prof Constant Mews (Monash) on their ARC-funded project Imagining Poverty: conceptualising and representing poverty and the poor in mendicant inspired literature, preaching and visual art 1220-1520. Her research interests include Franciscan history, manuscript studies, identity theory, and the relationship between liturgy and popular devotional practice.

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