The RSG AGM will take place by Zoom and the link will be sent out to members a week in advance. Following the AGM we are pleased to be welcoming Karen Jeneson from the Netherlands, to talk to us about Roman activity in and around the town of Heerlen.
Coriovallum is a Roman settlement, originally an army base, just off the Via Belgica (Chausée Brunehaut/ Agrippa-Strasse), in the Netherlands. The site lies under modern Heerlen and is well known for its baths which were built in about 40 AD, rebuilt by soldiers of the XXX Legion during the reign of Hadrian, and were in use until the 4th century. They are the largest visible ruins in the Netherlands and are splendidly exhibited in the Thermenmuseum.
Karen Jeneson is Curator of the Roman Baths Museum (Thermenmuseum) in Heerlen. She works on the conservation and research of the collection of the museum, and has several publications to her name including: Roman bathing in Coriovallum; Evaluating settlement patterns and settlement densities in the villa landscapes between Tongres and Cologne; and The Roman Rhineland Farming and Consumption in different Landscapes.
Karen has sent a link to the publication, Roman bathing in Coriovallum, which is in English and can be downloaded for free at https://www.thermenmuseum.nl/overig/roman-bathing-in-coriovallum/ . Although this page is in Dutch you can see where it says ‘download de publicatie’ that that is how you download the publication'.