Monash-Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Candidate
School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Faculty of Arts
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Level 6, 20 Chancellors Walk, Monash University VIC 3800
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Matthew Topp is currently undertaking his PhD as a joint candidate with Monash University and the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), supported by the Monash-Warwick Alliance. His doctoral research examines ideas and practices of cultural forgetting in fifteenth-century Florence, encompassing case studies such as the 1478 Pazzi conspiracy and the memory of the exiled patrician Palla Strozzi. During his Bachelor of Arts (Honours), completed at Monash in 2016, his research focused on the function and conceptualisation of memory in the vernacular writings of the fifteenth-century Florentine merchant Giovanni Rucellai. Matthew has previously tutored at Monash in History and Archaeology, including ‘ATS1316 Medieval Europe’ and ‘ATS3346 Imperial Rome’.