During last months, the UAM team of the European rurAllure project had the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting Roman thermal sites in the Roman province of Etruria. Among others, I would like to highlight the extraordinary site of Aquae Caeretanae (Sasso di Furbara, Cerveteri, Italy). This Roman Thermal spa is an incredible […]
The Conference of the Frontinus Society on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering that took place in the Museum of the Buda Hill Castle in Budapest (Hungary) from 8-15th September 2022, ended yesterday. It gave participants the opportunity to show some news studies and archaeological excavations, mainly focused on Bathing Culture in Ancien […]
Call for papers for the next 3rd International workshop on Ancient thermalism: “Thermal spas and territory: the role of the mineral-medicinal waters in the Roman provinces” (2023) will be anounced soon !
After, the 1st International workshop Roman Baths and Thermo-mineral Baths in Urban and (Micro) Regional Perspectives (Kiel 2021); and the 2nd International Workshop Roman Baths and Thermo-mineral Baths: an update on the present state of research (Bern, 2022), we are pleased to inform you that we are already working on the organization of the 3rd […]
A new book with the Coloquium proceedings of the II Symposium “Aquae Flaviae. Cidade Termal” has been published (unfortunatly, it is not yet online). In this book, some articles about the studied made about the thermal city of Aquae Flaviae (Chaves, Portugal) has been included. There, you can find the contribution of: R. Gomes Lopes […]
These days, some news have been published about the incredible Etruscan and Roman thermal Sanctuary of San Casciano dei Bagno (Toscany, Italy). The archaeological studies started in this small and beatiful Italian town some years ago, but the first structures were discovered in 2020 in the area of the best-known thermal spring and open thermal […]
Between the 8th and 9th of April , 2022, a Coloquium will be held in the ancient city of Aquae Flaviae (Chaves, Portugal) focused on different aspects of ancient Thermalism, and specifically on the surprising Roman spa discovered in this city only a few years ago. This thermal spa was mainly excavated by the researcher […]
REMEMBER: the Intenational Conference of the Frontinus-Society has changed its dates!!! Budapest, 8-15th September 2022 !!!
As a consecuence of the COVID Pandemic Situation, the new International Conference of The Frontinus-Society on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering, will take place, if the health situation allows it, this year (2022) from the 8th to 12th September 2022 in Budapest (Hungary). Registrations are possible until 28.02.2022! See Invitation and Call […]
2nd Online-Workshop ROMAN BATHS AND THERMO-MINERAL BATHS: an update on the present state of research with focus on questions of continuity
A new workshop on Thermal-Mineral Baths will take place in February 2022! The Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the University of Bern (Switzerland) will host this second workshop on February 18th/19th 2022, that will also take place via Zoom. In this new Seminar, the organization proposes to put the focus on questions of continuity. Call […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The great spas of Europe has been considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site 2021! Congratulations!!!
The last 24th July 2021 a selected group of Historic Spa towns were included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can see the indication about this new inscribed properties in the UNESCO webpage. The Great Spa Towns of Europe is a World Heritage Site comprising 11 famous historic spa towns and […]
IInd International Congress on Water and Health / IVth International Symposium on Thermalism and Quality of Life
In the next month, the IInd International Congress on Water and Health / IVth International Symposium on Thermalism and Quality of Life (September 15, 16 and 17, 2021) will take place in Ourense (Spain) organized by the Universidade de Vigo. Even if it is specially focused on the thermal industry and hydrology, there will be […]
Doctoral Thesis on medieval thermalism work ‘De balneis’ by Michele Savonarola defended at the University of Valladolid (Spain)
The dissertation includes a critical edition and translation into Spanish of the XV century treaty on Italian hot springs and a study of Middle Ages and Renaissance balneotherapy Around 1449 Michele Savonarola, professor at the University of Ferrara and court doctor of Marquis Leonello de Este, writes De balneis et termis Ytalię, the most complete […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
A new International Conference of The Frontinus-Society on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering, will take place, if the health situation allows it, from the 16th to 23rd September 2021 in Budapest (Hungary). With the title “Bathing Culture in Budapest”, the Frontinus Conference will be held as a series of lectures and excursions […]