UrbRel podcasts: Anne Murphy with Kristine Iara & Enrico Piergiacomi

During the last winter term, our fellow Anne Murphy (UBC Vancouver) took over the hosting of our UrbRel podcasts, this time speaking to Kristine Iara and Enrico Piergiacomi. Enjoy finding out what they will take to that lonely island!

Kristine Iara is a classical archaeologist specialising in the archaeology of late antique Rome. She is particularly interested in the sacral topography of the city of Rome in Late Antiquity (approx. 300 to 600 CE). Her most recent publications include:

  • Iara, Kristine. 2022. ‘Appropriating Space in Rome’ in: Cities, Resources and Religion – Economic Implications of Religion in Graeco-Roman Urban Environments, edited by Rieger, Anna-Katharina and Stöger, Johanna. Heidelberg: Propylaeum, 13-15. https://doi.org/10.11588/propylaeum.904.c11757
  • Iara, Kristine. 2020. ‘The Materiality of Divine Agency in Imperial Rome’ in Beyond the Romans: Posthuman Perspectives in Roman Archaeology, edited by Irene Selsvold and Lewis Webb. Barnsley: Oxbow Books, 55-66. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv13pk8qb
  • Iara, Kristine. 2018. ‘Seeing the gods in Late Antique Rome’, in Seeing the god. Image, space, performance, and vision in the religion of the Roman Empire, edited by M. Arnhold, H.O. Meier and J. Rüpke. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 59-84

Enrico Piergiacomi ist a post-doctoral researcher specialising in ancient/modern theological thought and its moral/political implications. He is currently an assistant professor in History of Ancient/Modern Philosophy at the Department of Humanities and Arts of the Technion | Israel Institute of Technology with a focus on Presocratic thought and Hellenistic philosophy His recent publications include:

  • Piergiacomi, Enrico. 2022. Amicus Lucretius‹: Gassendi, il ›De rerum natura‹ e l’edonismo cristiano. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110768084
  • Piergiacomi, Enrico. 2022. ‘Gorgias’ Laughter, or Laughing against Philosophy?’, in Gorgias/Gorgias: The Sicilian Orator and the Platonic Dialogue edited by S. Montgomery Ewegen, C.P. Zoller. Athens: Parnassos Press-Fonthe Arethusa, 175-196
  • Piergiacomi, Enrico. Forthcoming. ‘Medicine and Responsibility. Hippocratic and Democritean Influences on Epicurus’ Περὶ φύσεως, Book XXV?, in Epicureanism and Scientific Debates Antiquity and Late Reception, edited by F. Masi, P-M. Morel, F. Verde (eds.). Leuven: Leuven University Press

Anne Murphy is a cultural historian whose work focuses on the Punjab region (India & Pakistan) and the Punjabi Diaspora, with interests in language and literary cultures, religious community formations in the early modern and modern periods, oral history, commemoration, historiography, and material culture studies. Some of her most recent publications include:

  • Murphy, Anne. 2022. ‘The emergence of the social in service of the Guru’ in Religious Authority in South Asia: Generating the Guru, edited by István Keul (University of Bergen) and Srilata Raman (Toronto). London/New York: Routledge, 2022, 84-106
  • Murphy, Anne. 2022. “Which Urbanity? Secondary Urban Centres and Their Attendant Religious Formations ” In Religion and Urbanity Online edited by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/urbrel.11327907
  • Zubair, Ahmad. 2022. Grieving for Pigeons. Twelve Stories of Lahore. Translated by Anne Murphy. Athabasca: AU Press


Cite this blog post
urbrel (2023, February 15). UrbRel podcasts: Anne Murphy with Kristine Iara & Enrico Piergiacomi. Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations. Retrieved March 4, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/v3fv

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