After the success of 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), the 3rd International Congress on Thermalism in Antiquity will be held in Madrid (Spain) the next 9th and 10th of March.
Detailed information about the Congress and registration can be consulted on the website of the 3rd International Congress on Ancient thermalism.
For this 3rd workshop, we propose to put the focus on questions about thermal spas and territory, including different subjects:
- Healing spas adapted to topographical and geological local conditions. Constructive solutions to different issues.
- Architectonical and functional characteristics of thermal spas: the use of local and foreign materials and technical knowledge
- The role of bathing establishments in the different territories
- Healing spas and ancient roads. Pilgrims and visitors on thermal sites
The idea is to reinforce a network for the exchange of experiences and ideas related to the study of Ancient spas, focused on the Roman bath establishments with mineral-medicinal waters. The goal will be to create a forum of discussion about Roman Thermalism, adopting a mixed format onsite and online.
The best proposals will be suggested to be published in a high-level scientific publication with peer review.
THURSDAY 9TH MARCH
1. Adaptation to topographical and geological conditions. Healing spa over the territory
2. Architectonical and functional characteristics of each thermal spa: the use of local and foreign materials
FRIDAY 10TH MARCH
3. Healing spas in context. The role of bathing establishments in the territory. What type of thermal site are you?
4. Healing spas and Ancient roads. Pilgrims and visitors on thermal sites
The Congress will take place in the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts - UAM, Cantoblanco Campus.
Silvia González Soutelo
Laura García Juan
Juan Diego Carmona Barrero
With the collaboration:
Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies
Dep. Prehistory and Archaeology
Faculty of Filosofía y Letras
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid