TIMS Symposium 2019 "Open Day"

18th of August 2019 10:00 - 18:00

As part of the 15th International Symposium on Molinology our "open day of presentations" was held

Theme: "Mills in History and Archeology".

Scientists presented five exciting research projects and inspired the participants with interesting pictures and films.

The presentations were translated simultaneously (engl / dt or dt / engl).

Mill associations introduced themselves and presented their work.The DGM (German Mills and Mills Conservation Society) informed about current projects.There were books on sale (from private to private).The publisher Moritz Schäfer presented 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