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The International Molinological Society (TIMS) is active since 1965, and is the only organization dedicated to mills at a worldwide scale.
Latest issue of E-News available for download
TIMS E-News Issue 17 (Fall 2014) is now available for download.
Articles in IM89 - December 2014
Summary of the main articles in IM 89 to be published in December 2014
Call for Papers for the 14th TIMS Symposium in 2015
We call on all TIMS members and others to present their molinological research as a formal paper and/or as an informal, short contribution. Papers on all molinological topics are welcome.Our theme will be “Mill preservation in Museums”, so we will appreciate papers on this topic. The deadline for submission will be the 1st of April 2015.
Please read and follow the “Formal Paper instructions”, which can be found find here. Templates are provide on the download page. The symposium participants will get the possibility to download the papers in advance and are expected to have read the papers. Therefore, authors will receive only 20 minutes for presenting a summary of their paper and 10 minutes for engaging in discussion with the audience.
For informal contributions we expect in advance detailed information (paper or presentation file) on the subject and the time required to present (maximum 20 minutes including discussion). All contributions must be in English language.
The Organising Committee will decide on the acceptance of submitted papers and informal contributions, and its decision will be final.
The 14th TIMS Symposium in Sibiu, Romania
For the Sibiu Symposium Organising Committee it is a pleasure to inform you about the present status the organisation of the 14th TIMS Symposium (RO2015) to be held in the city Sibiu (Hermannstadt) in Romania.
The Symposium will take place from the 6th to the 14th of June 2015. In addition there is the opportunity to participate in a 4-5 days pre-tour to the south-west of Romania, as well as in a 7-9 days post-tour to the north of Romania and Hungary. The exact length of the tours will be made known on the TIMS website.
As part of the symposium a visit will be organized to the two fortified churches at Valea Villor and Biertan, as well as the medieval town of Sighisoara, all of which are UNESCO world heritage sites.
The venue of the Symposium
RO2015 will take place on the grounds of the open-air Astra Museum in Sibiu (one of the biggest ethnographical open air museums in Europe) and as a matter of fact, is considered as an activity of the museum. The paper sessions and presentations will be held in the congress center of the museum.
The museum itself has about 70 mills (a.o. water-, wind-, and boat mills), which can be visited as part of organised dedicated mill visits or simply independently. The museum has accommodation facilities as well as restaurants, which are very well suited to serve all participants and giving them the feeling to be at home.
The tour will start and end in Sibiu. Participants are expected to arrive the day before we depart at Han Vestem. One hotel in Baile Herculane will be our base. Around 40 mills will be visited, all of them watermills. About 90% of the mills are in placed in villages found in Caras-Severin County and the rest in Mehedinti County. Fabulous landscape with mountains, rivers, forests, the Danube and many more interesting things to be discovered in 4 to 5 days.
The tour will be starting from the central-north of Romania (130 km north of Sibiu) to the west and the north-west and will include visits to mills in the north-east of Hungary.