Revisit the 1848 Revolutions with a group of young historians at the Shake “Festival”

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Festival Secousse poster 2018 – La Boîte à Histoire


From 21 to 23 September, the “Boîte à Histoire” will let you immerse yourself in the turbulent atmosphere of the revolutions of 1848 as part of the Festival Secousse, held at the “La Colonie” café-forum venue in Paris. Escape games, role plays, dramatic readings, debates and guided tours are all on the agenda for this unprecedented event, created by young historians wishing to share their historical knowledge with a truly diverse audience. A promising initiative by the winners of the 2017 BNP Paribas – UPEC Young Entrepreneur Award.


Feel the turmoil of the revolutionary episodes of 1848 around the world so you can question them better. This is the unique experience offered by the “Boîte à Histoire” at the “Festival Secousse” from 21 to 23 September 2018 in Paris. This group of young historians specialising in public history is committed to designing cultural mediation projects for various audiences, in partnership with museums, universities, communities and private institutions.
La Boîte à histoire
The programme for the first edition of the festival features such highlights as theatrical performances, round tables with famous historians, history-fiction (uchronia) sessions, role playing – in the shoes of an 1848 Paris insurgent, a reconstruction of the Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte trial, and an escape game around the fate of a political exile.
Given that the two forerunners of the BNP – the Paris and Mulhouse Comptoirs d’Escompte – were both born from government decrees resulting from the 1848 Revolution and the foundator of Banque de Paris, Henri Cernuschi took part in 1848’s events, it was an easy decision for us to publicise this event!
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