AO 1:04, Fall 1998
A long-distance swimmer, Robert G. Ousterhout (The Cave-Dwellers) once splashed his way across the Bosporus from Europe to Asia. He has directed a survey of Cappadocias Byzantine settlements at Çanl Kilise, near Aksaray. Ousterhout is chair of the department of architectural history and preservation at the University of Illinois; he is currently working on a new book, Byzantine Masons at Work (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).
Veronica G. Kalas (Monasteries? Heavens, No,) has spent several summers surveying Middle Byzantine rock-cut architecture in Cappadocias Peristrema Valley. Very few specialists of Byzantium are lucky enough to work in the field, she says. Kalas is currently a Ph.D. candidate at New York Universitys Institute of Fine Arts.