Gregor Kalas investigates the architecture of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages with a particular focus on the post-classical adaptations of ancient buildings and monuments. In his publications, Kalas explores the reuse of ancient structures by highlighting that architectural reconstruction engages with historical memories and the reconstitution of lapsed time. Kalas has pursued investigations of late antique urban landscapes by digitally reconstructing the center of Rome in order to reveal the ritual function of buildings and the topographical linkages between significant city spaces. Currently, Kalas’s research concerns the late antique revitalization of public architecture in the Roman Forum, Rome ’s chief monumental precinct.
Digital Humanities Projects
Digital Reconstruction of SS. Cosma e Damiano in the Sixth-Century (with Lu Liu) (2011)
Visualizing Statues in the Late Antique Roman Forum— (with Diane Favro and Christopher Johanson) (2010)
During the fourth and fifth centuries CE, statues populating the open areas of the Roman...
Writing Restoration in Rome: Inscriptions, Statues, and the Late Antique Preservation of Buildings, Cities, Texts, and Social Networks, 400-1500 (2010)
Cities, Texts and Social Networks examines the experiences of urban life from late antiquity through...
Conservation, Erasure, and Intervention: Rome's Ancient Heritage and the History of SS. Cosma e Damiano, Arris (2005)