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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]