Happy European Thermal heritage day!

Every 21th October it is proposed to celebrate the European Thermal Heritage day, promoted by the European Historic Thermal Towns Association. A day to remember the importance of Thermal heritage in the European History and the importance of Roman culture in the creation of  such a large tradition of more than 2000 years still very […]

New archaeological digs, new thermal projects

Have you been working in a Roman thermal site this summer? Let us to know about it sending us your information! Recently, a team of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / MIAS, in collaboration with the Penafiel Museum, has started an Interannual Archaeological Research Project (PIPA) entitled BAL-SAOVICENTE:  Balneário romano de São Vicente (Penafiel): revisão […]

New publication: Patricia Erfurt, The Geoheritage of Hot Springs

Patricia Erfurt, The Geoheritage of Hot Springs. Springer ed., April 2021. 40 + 382 pages, colored illustrations and tables. Euro 117,69 e-book 155,99 hardcover   Diving into (the research on) healing spas again, I discovered the new book The Geoheritage of Hot Springs by Patricia Erfurt, that was just published in April 2021. Attracted by […]

Baden/Aquae Helveticae (Switzerland) Research Project and lecture on Roman, medieval and modern spas: A diachronic and interdisciplinary view of a cultural phenomenon

The healing spa of Baden in Switzerland (Canton Aargau), the Roman Aquae Helveticae, looks back to over 2000 years of history. No doubt the sulphurous springs that surge at a temperature of 47°C were already visited and worshipped well before antiquity. The beginning of Baden as a healing spa is strongly linked to the nearby […]

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Recent monograph on the Public Baths of Hispania

A monographic volume on Roman public baths of Hispania has recently been published, which compiles the current state of research regarding classical bath buildings in the Iberian Peninsula, including some interesting news as well as a summary chapter of the historiography and description of healing spas (using mineral-medicinal waters) in the Hispanic provinces.

New European Project rurALLURE starts!

The new European project rurALLURE starts, with a pilot on pilgrimage routes and thermal heritage. The European Project rurALLURE. Promotion of rural museums and heritage sites in the vicinity of European pilgrimage routes has started its journey on January 1st of 2021, with the aim of “leverage the state-of-the-art in information technologies in order to promote rural […]

Online workshop “Roman Baths and Thermo-Mineral Baths in urban and Micro-regional perspectives” (Kiel, 15th–16th January 2021)

From the 15th to the 16th January 2021 will take place the Online-Workshop & Networking Event for Early-Career-Researchers, organized by the Kiel University, entitled “Roman Baths and Thermo-Mineral Baths in Urban and (Micro-)Regional Perspectives”. See full programme. This workshop aims to discuss current research approaches in the field of Roman baths (Session 1, 15 January […]

New Archaeological Project on the Roman Healing Spa of São Vicente (Penafiel, Portugal)

View of the site of São Vicente Healing Spa

Approved the Archaeological Project “Roman Healing Spa of São Vicente (Penafiel, Portugal): Review of the Built Structures and Their Interpretation in the Context of Roman Thermal Spas” (BAL-SAOVICENTE) In the context of the project “Healing spas in antiquity: analysis of Roman Thermalism from an architectonic and functional point of view” (MIAS / UAM), the need […]