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Previously... Scotland’s History Festival Day 1

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

Day 1 - 21 November 2019

Satan and the Scots with Dr. Mikki Brock

  • Where: Institut français, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
  • When: 21 November 2019, 6.30pm-7.30pm
  • About this event: This talk explores the historical development of ideas about Satan and the influence that belief in the devil has had on people’s lives, especially in post-Reformation Scotland. We’ll discuss the role of the devil in witch-hunting, sermons, cases of blasphemy, and the making of Scottish identity.
  • Tickets: £ 5,00 Get yours here.

The Scottish History Behind Game of Thrones with David Weinczok

  • Where: Institut français, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
  • When: 21 November 2019, 7.45pm-8.45pm
  • Tickets: £ 5,00
  • About this event: In Scotland, Westeros is all around you. Discover the battles, locations, characters, conspiracies and castles from Scottish history that inspired events in Game of Thrones. Presented by David C. Weinczok (aka The Castle Hunter), author of ‘The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers’.
  • Tickets: £ 5,00 Get yours here.

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Source: Previously... Scotland’s History Festival Website

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