Beautifully breaking up the dark weeks between Hallowe’en and Christmas is Previously…Scotland’s History Festival.
Previously… is a celebration of Scotland’s history in an accessible, entertaining form. The Festival runs from the 17th until the 26th November 2017 in Edinburgh. It features experts from several different worlds, including academia, and is the creation of Susan Morrison (MC for the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas and Bright Club Edinburgh).
Events happening in 2017 that features researchers from universities in Edinburgh include:
- Pixelated Pagans: Four Decades of Vikings in Video Game History
- Coffee, Tea and a PhD : Mark Huggins : A Thousand Years Of Easter
- Coffee, tea and a PhD : Iida Saarinen : Making Priests in the 19th century
- ‘Child Murder by a Nurse Girl’ – The True Story of Agnes Norman in the Press
- Enemies Within: The Paranoid Style in Revolutionary Russia
- Tom Devine in conversation with Kevin McKenna
- Coffee Tea and a PhD: Laura Harrison: “Big Men need Big Swords” – The image and impact of William Wallace’s longsword
- Coffee, Tea and a PhD – “Hear a Celtic race from their battle-place”: Irish and Scottish American Civil War Song Sentiments
- Dangerous Women’s Guide To Transgressive Behaviour
- Alex Salmond with Tom Devine : The Making Of Scotland’s Recent History
- Dr Lesley Orr’s Regiment of Difficult Women
Most events are modestly-priced, so do pop along if you can!