Good news! The next “thermal meeting” will take place in Vichy!

We are pleased to announce that the “tradition” of International Conferences on the ancient thermal spas will be renewed in 2025 ! Although different interesting proposals have been presented to host the next congress on thermalism, finally, given the availability of funds and broad support for its management, the next conference will take place in […]

Training Days “Et Me Te: Etruscology-Medicine-Thermae” (25-27th September 2023)

On 25-27th September 2023, some training days on Etruscology-Medicine-Terme will take place in the cities of Siena, Chianciano Terme and San Casciano dei Bagni (Italy). These sessions, coordinated by Jacoppo Tabelli, from the Università per Stranieri di Siena and scientific director of the archaeological project of the religious and thermal complex of San Casciano dei […]

A new publication about Ancient thermalism and pilgrimage is online!

In the framework of the European rurAllure project: Promotion of rural museums and heritage sites in the vicinity of European pilgrimage routes, a new publication about Ancient thermalism has been published. Edited by Maddalena Bassani, Maria Bergamo and Silvia González Soutelo, this special issue has been dedicated to the WP5 of this project, pilot identified […]

A new guide to the baths of Baden in Switzerland

  Under the title “Welcome to the Garden of Eden”, a new popular scientific guide to the baths of Baden in Switzerland was published at the end of October 2022. The popular science paperback, which is (only) available in German, offers an overview of the cultural history of the Baden baths from their beginnings to […]

Discovering Roman healing spas: Aquae Caeretanae

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 […]

Days to talk about the Bathing culture in Budapest (Hungary), 8-15th september 2022

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]