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Previously... Scotland’s History Festival Day 2

Friday 22 November


History like you’ve never heard before. "Previously... Scotland’s History Festival 2019" will take place in the Institut français with amazing events. From the tragic stories of witch-hunting to the mysteries of Scottish DNA, discover the hot topics of this year’s festival!

Event details

From the 21st of November to 24th, Previously... will be offering our visitors a wide range of interesting events this year at the Institut français:

Day 2- 22 November 2019

The Physix with Siân Hickson

  • Where: Institut français, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
  • When: 22 November 2019, 3.00pm-4.00pm
  • About this event: The story of six physicists, women from the mid 18th century to present day. This talk is a recognition of the effacement of women’s key role in the history of science and the enormous barriers that had to be overcome for their contributions to be sanctioned and recognised.
  • Tickets: £ 5,00 Get yours here.

It was Twenty Years Ago Today … from 1999 to the Present by Dr Gerry Hassan and guests

  • Where: Institut français, Salle Kieffer (1st Floor)
  • When: 22 November 2019, 6.00pm-7.00pm
  • About this event: This is history bang up to the present day. Even as we write this, we don’t know what’s going to happen in current Brexit dominated climate. Gerry and his guests take a look at the recent history of Scotland to try to unpick how we got here. Wherever ‘here’ is by then…
  • Tickets: £ 5,00 Get yours here

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Previously... Scotlands History Festival
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - Sunday, 24 November 2019
Institut français d’Ecosse
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the salle Marie de Guise are accessible with step-free access available at its main entrances on West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

IFE Membership and discount rates
While a number of the events in this festival requires booking, to take advantage of discounted member rates and such members-only events, we invite you to become a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

Institut Français Écosse 2019