The Symposium took place from the 17th to 25th of August 2019. The theme of the Symposium was “Mills in history and archaeology”.
In addition there was the opportunity to participate in a 4-5 days pre-tour to the south-east of Germany (Saxony), as well as in a 7 days post-tour to the middle of Germany (Hannover).
As part of the Symposium a visit was organized to the mills in Berlin and Brandenburg and to important museums at Berlin.
The venue of the Symposium
In 2019 the Symposium took place in the city-centre of Berlin.
The paper sessions and presentations were held in the conference centre of the hotel.
Call for Papers
We called on all TIMS members and others (*1) to present their molinological research as a formal paper and/or as an informal, short contribution. Papers on all molinological topics were welcome.
Our theme was: “Mills in history and archaeology”, so papers on this topic were appreciated.
The deadline for submission was the 1st of April 2019. Please read and follow the “Formal Paper instructions”, which can be found here.
The symposium participants got the possibility to download the papers in advance and were expected to have read the papers; therefore, authors received only 20 minutes for presenting a summary of their paper and 10 minutes for engaging in discussion with the audience.
At the Berlin2019 Symposium wehaf an “Open to the public presentation day” with 5 key speakers giving a presentation to large audience (200 +). On our first day of the Symposium, 18th Aug. 2019, we used the URANIA (*2) for one day “Public day of Molinology”. These presentations aimed to attract large audience from all over Germany, to make contact to existing and new members and to make the public aware of how important it is to save mills of any kind as significant technical/historical monuments.
This event was sponsored by various mill organisations.
For informal contributions we expected in advance detailed information (paper or presentation file) on the subject. The time required to present the informal paper: maximum 20 minutes including discussion. Deadline for submission was the 1st April 2019.