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Pre-Tour:          12/08/2019 – 17/08/2019

Symposium:      17/08/2019 – 25/08/2019

Post-Tour:         25/08/2019 – 31/08/2019



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DE2019 Practical Information

DE2019 Practical Information - Attachment 1

DE2019 Practical Information - Attachment 2 

Registration Forms:

To download the registration form as word file, and fill in with MSWord, use       DE2019 Registration Form digitally

To print out and then fill in, use       DE2019 Registration Form printout


Formal Paper Instructions & Templates:

Formal papers instructions

Formal Paper Template for MSWord 2007-2016

Formal Paper Template for MSWord 1997-2003


Instructions for Presenters


Just in case you plan to travel around in Germany:

A list with Hotels, Guesthouses, B&B – all related to mills.


DE2019 First Details & Call for Papers

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For the German Symposium Organising Committee it is a pleasure to inform you about the present status the organisation of the 15th TIMS Symposium (Berlin2019) to be held in the city of Berlin in Germany.

The Symposium will take place from the 17th to 25th of August 2019. The theme of the Symposium will be “Mills in history and archaeology”.

MapIn addition there is 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). The exact length of the tours will be made known on the TIMS website, as planning the tours is still in progress. 
As part of the Symposium a visit will be organized to the mills in Berlin and Brandenburg and to important museums at Berlin.

The venue of the Symposium

In 2019 the Symposium will take place in the city-centre of Berlin.
The paper sessions and presentations will be held in the conference centre of the hotel. The hotel itself is in walking distance to all public transport stations. Shops, restaurants, museums etc. are all at the doorstep.

Call for Papers

We call 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 are welcome.

Our theme will be:  “Mills in history and archaeology”, so we will appreciate papers on this topic.

The deadline for submission will be the 1st of April 2019.  Please read and follow the “Formal Paper instructions”, which can be found here.

Formal papers

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.

Key presentation/papers

UraniaAt the Berlin2019 Symposium we will have an “Open to the public presentation day”. We are looking for 4 or 5 key speakers to give a presentation to large audience (200 +).  On our first day of the Symposium, 18th Aug. 2019, we use the URANIA (*2)  for one day “Public day of Molinology”. These presentations are 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.

For this unique symposium day we are looking for outstanding presentations on research work. Time for the presentation is 60 min. (including 15 min discussion) and should be used to present videos and animated pictures, drawings and documents about the work of research. Only for this day, the presentation can be held in English or German. We will provide professional, simultaneously translation to the audience. In order to attract a wide audience (not only from Berlin), we will make this event for the whole day “Free of charge/entrance”. This event will be sponsored by various mill organisations.

Informal Presentations

For informal contributions we expect 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 will be the 1st April 2019.

All contributions must be in English language!

Important:  In order to organize all formal papers and short contributions, please give a short notice to the organising committee about:

  •  Subject/Title of you paper.
  •  Category: Mills in History or Mills in Archaeology; or others
  •  Type of planned presentation: formal paper / short, informal presentation, key-presentation.

Please submit this information by Email to:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Deadline is 1st April 2018.

The Organising Committee will decide on the acceptance of submitted papers and informal contributions, and its decision will be final.
All papers are published after the symposium in the TIMS transactions. Please make sure, that your pictures and drawings have the copyright for the TIMS publication!


Registration will start in January 2019.

Further Information

It is impossible to have all details about the Symposium 2019 available at this time. Any new information will be published on the TIMS website.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Symposium Chairman.

We look forward to meet you in Berlin.

TIMS Berlin2019
Gerald Bost
Symposium Chairman
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*1   Non TIMS members: we would like to encourage students from all over the world to present their paper (with a subject to mills and molinology) to a wide audience, at our symposium. Please contact the symposium chairman for the possibility of financial support to attend to the meeting (sponsorship).

*2   URANIA: Urania Berlin – founded in 1888 – is an event and science centre where new facts and findings from different domains like the natural sciences – for example medicine or health – and the humanities – for example politics and culture – are presented to the public. There are different actions like lectures, plays, concerts, seminars, discussions and performances. More than 250.000 people visit Urania Berlin every year.


DE2019 Invitation

DE2019 Invitation

TIMS Symposium - "Open Day" in Urania on the 18th of August

For those who ONLY intend to come to the "Open Day" of the TIMS Symposium:

here you can get additional information and your ticket.

DE2019 Urania

TIMS Symposium 2019 "Open Day"
18th of August 2019 10:00 - 18:00

To all TIMS members, mill friends, historians, archaeologists, students, mill owners, interested parties

As part of the 15th International Symposium on Molinology we cordially invite you to our "open day of presentations".

Theme: "Mills in History and Archeology".

Scientists will present five exciting research projects and inspire you with interesting pictures and films. Let yourself be carried away for a whole day to the beautiful world of wind and water mills. The presentations will be translated simultaneously (engl / dt or dt / engl).

Mill associations introduce themselves and present their work. The DGM (German Mills and Mills Conservation Society) informs about current projects. There is a book sale (from private to private). The publisher Moritz Schäfer presents his book projects.


From 09:00 ...
- Meeting point TIMS
- Poster and video presentations, small exhibition

10: 00-10: 30
Opening / Greeting

10: 30-11: 15
"The reconstruction of a medieval watermill at Guedelon"
Johan De Punt, millwright (Belgium)
Watermill at Guedelon

11: 15-11: 45
Coffee break


11: 45-12: 30
"The Mill Cascade of Ephesus" A technical monument of late antique-early Byzantine city.
Dr.Stefanie Wefers, archaeologist, Mainz

Mill at Ephesus

12: 30-14: 00
Lunch break (URANIA catering service on site)
Meeting point TIMS / Meeting point DGM / Poster presentations
Exhibition / book sales

14: 00-14: 45
"Konrad Gruter of Werden: De machinis et rebus machanicis"
Professor Dietrich Lohrmann, University of Aachen (D)


15: 00-15: 45
"Water and Windmills in Europe in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages."
Professor Ing. Andreas Ney, University of Applied Sciences Dortmund (D)

15: 45-16: 15
Coffee break

16: 15-17: 00
"Technical and Archaeological Studies of Persian Windmills and their Millstones"
Dr. Muslim Mishmastnehi (Iran)
Horizontal windmill

17:00 o'clock
Closing / thanksgiving

around 18:30 clock end of the event

Note: The program can also change at short notice.


1. Do I have to identify myself at the entrance, and is there an age limit for the event?
YES - only for the free entrance tickets (eg students). Otherwise no passport control, no Altersbeschänkung. Please bring the printed ticket or load it as a mobile phone ticket. The QR code will be scanned. Attention: no seat reservation! It is free seat choice.

2. I have registered as a TIMS member for the symposium. Need a ticket for the URANIA?
NO! Symposium participants receive their entrance ticket to the URANIA event directly from the symposium organization.

3. Do I have to be a TIMS member to attend this event?
NO! Everyone is invited to this day of the event. For the registration we ask for a donation.

4. I am a member of the DGM, MüV or a regional mill association, do I receive a discount?
Unfortunately, no! We receive a grant and donations from the mill associations. However, these are not enough to cover the costs. We ask for a donation for the personal ticket / registration.

5. Is my ticket transferable?
Those who are prevented can of course pass on the ticket to their favorite people.

6. Are there free drinks / meals in the breaks?
NO. But URANIA is a catering company that offers drinks and snacks.

7. How do I get to the event by public transport and what about parking lots?
There are very few parking spaces available. Recommendation: Take public transport. traffic connection Underground station Wittenbergplatz: U1, U2, U3; Underground station Nollendorfplatz: U1, U3, U4;
At Urania, Bus: 106, 187, M19, M29, M46

8. How can I contact the organizer if I have questions?
E-Mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

9. Are refunds possible?
As a charitable association, we do not charge admission, but ask for a donation to cover the costs. A refund is not provided. The donation is used only for the charitable purpose.

10. Consent for the publication of photos (right to own picture).
During the event photos and possibly video recordings will be made. We use these later for press releases and on the Internet. By participating in this event, you consent to the publication. We point out that the photos are available worldwide when published on the Internet. Further use of these photos by third parties can therefore not be ruled out in general.

11. Unfortunately I can not attend but I would like to donate
We are happy about every donation. For your individual donation, please contact the organizer directly. We also like to issue a donation receipt for the donation. Please send inquiries to:
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