Alessia Meneghin was awarded a PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2011. In 2012-2013 she has been involved with a collaborative research project, funded by the ARC, on „The Anatomy and Physiology of Renaissance Florence: The Dynamics of Social Change in the Fifteenth Century“ led by Dr Nicholas Eckstein of the University of Sydney. She has recently been appointed to a three-year position as Research Associate in Italian Renaissance Studies at the University of Cambridge to work on a new interdisciplinary project „Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home, 1400-1600“ funded by the ERC. She is currently working on a social history of the rigattieri (the dealers in used clothing) in early modern Tuscany, which has grown out of her doctoral thesis, combined with newer interests on the material culture and material interests of the ordinary households. Her most recent publications are: Nursing Infants and Wet-nurses in Fifteenth-Century Florence: Piero Puro di Francesco da Vicchio and his Wife, Santa di Betto da San Benedetto, in: L. Clark (Hrsg.), The Fifteenth Century, IX: English and Continental Perspektives, Woddbridge 2010, pp. 179-195; La tavola di un salariato fiorentino nel quindicesimo secolo, in: Archivio Storico Italiano, 2013, in press.The title of her paper is „Making money as a shoemaker: the contingency of values in fifteenth-century Florence“.