The Consell de Mallorca, in cooperation with the Spanish Association for the study and preservation of mills (ACEM), organises the XI Molinology Conference, from October 18th to October 20th 2018, with the theme «History, architecture, technique and future». 

From the 1990s on, the Consell de Mallorca has been a leading body in terms of research, protection, preservation, restoration and evaluation of milling heritage and traditional engineering on Mallorca. 

The international conferences on Molinology, which have been promoted by ACEM for two decades, set a quality benchmark for the research on mills and traditional devices. The Minutes of these conferences have brought to light the outstanding cultural, social, natural and symbolic values of milling heritage from the point of view of different fields of study, such as History, Architecture, Engineering, Art History and environment. 

The driving force behind the XI Conference is the desire to create synergies at international level in order to promote this heritage from an interdisciplinary approach. 

The objectives of the conference are as follows: 

  1.  To provide an analysis of the state-of-the art research, from different fields of study (History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Engineering, etc.) and approaches. 
  2.  To present projects and best practice cases in the field of conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of buildings and machinery. 
  3.  To consider criteria for protection and intervention strategies. 
  4.  To discuss the prospects for the future of milling heritage as rural and cultural tourism assets. 
  5.  To promote knowledge exchange and cooperation networks at international level. 

Not only is this meeting addressed to professionals, students and researchers in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, History and Art History, Archaeology, Restoration, Ethnography and Anthropology, Geography or Tourism; but also to volunteers, stakeholders and organisations related to the conservation of milling heritage and traditional engineering. 

Participants may register to attend the working sessions and field visits or also as participants (with oral and/or poster presentation). 

Committees and Secretariat

Scientific Committee

- Mrs. Kika Coll Borràs, Director for Heritage at Consell de Mallorca 
- Mrs. Aina Serrano Espases, Coordinator of the Historical and Industrial Unit at Consell de Mallorca 
- Mr. Mario Sanz Elorza, member of the Spanish Association for the study and preservation of mills (ACEM) 
- Mrs. Esther Carmona Ayuso, representative of the Juanelo Turriano Foundation 
- Dr. Sebastià Serra Busquets, PhD, Chair of the Department of History and Art History at the University of the Balearic Islands 
- Mrs. Marta Vall-Llosera Ferrán, President of the Association of Architects of the Balearic Islands 
- Mr. Alfredo Arias Berenguer, President of the Association of Industrial Engineers of the Balearic Islands 
- A member of the Association of Graduates and PhD Graduates in Philosophy & Literature, and Science of the Balearic Islands 
- Mr. José M. Torrens Calleja, President of the Association of Geographers of the Balearic Islands 
- Mrs. Joana Mudoy Siquier, member of the Association of Friends of the Mills of Mallorca 
- Mr. Xavier Terrassa García, member of the Association for the Revitalization of Old Town Centres (Associació per a la Revitalització dels Centres Antics - ARCA) 
- Dr. Miquel Àngel Capellà Galmés, PhD, member of the Societat Arqueològica Lul·liana 
- Mr. Nicolau S. Cañellas Serrano, expert in traditional engineering 
- Dr. Andreu Ramis Puig-gros, PhD, Anthropologist; expert in Intangible Cultural Heritage 

Conference Secretariat 
Industrial and Historical Heritage Section – Historical Heritage Service 
Culture, Heritage and Sports Department 
Consell de Mallorca 
Plaça de l'Hospital 4
07012 Palma 

Tel. 0034 971 219 815 

Head Office
Gran Hotel - CaixaForum Palma
Plaça de Weyler, 3. 07001


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