For more than a decade, the Consell de Mallorca (Mallorca’s autonomous government) has been working on the study, conservation, restoration and evaluation of mills and traditional engineering of the island. Apart from continuing to restore the historicalindustrial heritage on the whole island, the Insular Directorate for Heritage fosters restoration of windmills used for extracting groundwater in es Pla de Sant Jordi (Palma) in particular, by launching a specific public call which also envisages private sponsorship. Furthermore, the Euroregion’s Mills Route (co-founded by the Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean) was launched a few years ago.

From 1995, the Spanish Association for the study and preservation of mills (ACEM) has organised a Conference on “Molinology”, which is held every two years. In 2003 the Consell de Mallorca hosted the IV International Conference.

It is within this framework that the Department for Culture, Heritage and Sport considers that now it is a good time to organise the XI International Molinology Conference, which is to be held in Mallorca from October 18th to October 20th 2018.

The main theme for the Conference will be «History, architecture, engineering and future» and it will be divided into the following sub-topics.

Thematic areas:

1.  Intangible Cultural Heritage, History, cataloguing and protection

2.  Architecture, Engineering, landscape, interventions and new uses.

3.  Networking and virtual museums, new technologies, tourism, heritage interpretation and dissemination.

Modalities for participation:

-  Presentations given by researchers who present the results of their researches according to the thematic areas of the Conference:

   a) Oral presentations (10 minutes talk)

   b) Poster presentations

-  Only attendance

Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. There will be simultaneous translation into English, Spanish and Catalan.

Venue: Gran Hotel. CaixaForum Palma. Plaça de Weyler, 3. 07001. Palma

Important dates:

  • 31 May 2018: deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
  • 4 June 2018: scientific committee meeting in order to evaluate the abstract proposals.
  • 5 June 2018: notification of acceptance or not acceptance of abstract proposals for oral and poster presentations.
  • 6 June 2018: assignment of vacancies for attendees without oral or poster presentation.
  • 29 June 2018: publication of the definitive programme.
  • 15 September 2018: deadline for submission of papers and posters according to the Guidelines.
  • 18 – 20 October 2018: International Molinology Conference.

Conference Guidelines:  see

Registration procedure:

  • Fill in the registration form enclosed with this letter
  • Send the registration form to the Conference Secretariat by e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The registration is free.

Please note that travel expenses, accommodation and all meals - except one - will be at conference participants and attendees’ cost.

Priority for attendance will be given to participants submitting abstract proposals for oral and poster presentation – even though they have not been accepted by the scientific committee -. Any remaining places will be then available to attendees without oral or poster presentation and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, according to the chronological order of submission of the registration form.

The Consell de Mallorca will publish the XI Molinology Conference proceedings book. A paper copy of it shall be provided to participants and attendees (please tick the relevant box on the registration form). However, the book will be also available for free downloading at the websites of the Consell de Mallorca and the ACEM.