- Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 1999
- M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1989
- B.A., Williams College, 1985
The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: Transforming Public Space. Ashley and Peter Larkin Series in Greek and Roman Culture (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015) [DOI 10.7560/760783].
Articles and Book Chapters:
“Acquiring the Antique in Byzantine Rome: The Economics of Architectural Reuse at S. Maria Antiqua.” In Reuse and Renovation in Roman Material Culture: Functions, Aesthetics, Interpretations. Diana Ng and Maria Swetnam-Burland, eds. 186-207 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019) [DOI 10.1017/9781108473897.]
“The Divisive Politics of Phocas (602-610) and the Last Imperial Monument of Rome,” Antiquité Tardive 25 (2017), 173-190 [DOI 10.1484/J.AT.5.114856]
“Art and Architecture, Roman and Post-Roman;” “Otranto” (with O.Nicholson); “Portus;“ “Rome: Secular Buildings and Topography.” Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. O. Nicholson, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018,186-189; 1115; 1215; 1302-1306. [DOI:10.1093/acref/9780198662778.001.0001]
“`Memorials to the Ability of Them All’: Tetrarchic Displays in the Roman Forum’s Central Area,” in Political Landscape of Capital Cities, Jelena Bogdanović, Jessica Christie, and Eulogio Guzmán eds. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2016), 65-96 [DOI 10.5876/9781607324690.c002].
“Architecture and Elite Identity in Late Antique Rome: Appropriating the Past at Sant’Andrea Catabarbara,” Papers of the British School at Rome 81 (2013): 279-302 [DOI 10.1017/S0068246213000111].
“Writing and Restoration in Rome: Inscriptions, Statues, and the Late Antique Preservation of Buildings,” in Cities, Texts, and Social Networks, 400-1500: Experiences and Perceptions of Medieval Urban Space, Caroline Goodson et al. eds. (Surrey: Ashgate, 2010), 21-43.
“Conservation, Erasure, and Intervention: Rome’s Ancient Heritage and the History of SS. Cosma e Damiano,” Arris 16 (2005), 1-11.
“Topographical Transitions: The Oratory of the Forty Martyrs and Exhibition Practices in the Early Medieval Roman Forum,” in Santa Maria Antiqua al Foro Romano cento anni dopo. Atti del colloquio internazionale, 5-6 maggio 2000, John Osborne et al. eds. (Rome: Campisano editore, 2004), 201-213.
Expertise & Interests
Gregor Kalas’s research focuses on the architecture and urbanism of the later Roman Empire and the early medieval Mediterranean. He is investigating the following projects:
- The architecture and public monuments of the Roman Forum during late antiquity
- The reuse of an ancient civic structures to establish the Roman church of SS. Cosma e Damiano
- The conversion of the basilica Junius Bassus into the fifth-century church of S. Andrea Catabarbara in Rome
- The display mural paintings, including portraits and icons, in the church of S. Maria Antiqua in Rome
- The digital reconstruction of the late antique statues displayed publicly in the Roman Forum (research funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities; pursued in collaboration with Diane Favro and Chris Johanson at the Experiential Technologies Center of UCLA)