Bringing history to life will be demonstrated by University historians who led the creation of a video game based on Aberdeen’s Burgh Records which allows gamers to enter the city in 1498, when it was trying to keep out the deadly Plague.
The UNI-Versal History and Heritage Festival is produced in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen Museums and Special Collections team as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.
“The University of Aberdeen has a history dating back to 1495 so we have five centuries-worth of stories, artefacts and historical research to share,” said Neil Curtis, Head of Museums and Special Collections.
“Our first History and Heritage Festival as part of UNI-Versal will showcase highlights of our own past as well as that of the wider region and beyond.”
Most events at the History and Heritage are free of charge and booking is required for some sessions. Please visit https://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/uni-versal/heritage/index.php