Colloquium to bring ancient Vietnam to Germany

Readers in Germany may expect an exhibition on the archaeology and history of Vietnam in a few years time, after a colloquium that was concluded last week in Hanoi.

Colloquium examines ancient culture
Vietnamnet, 01 Mar 2012

Experts have gathered at the Goethe Institute in Ha Noi for a three-day international colloquium intended to develop an overview of Vietnamese culture from the Stone Age to the present.

The event is being held to prepare for an archaeological exhibition to be presented in Germany in 2014-15.
Experts are scheduled to present 22 lectures from a number of perspectives on a variety of archaeological and historical fields. Special attention will be given to the cultures of northern Viet Nam, such as the Dong Son Culture and its influence on the regions, as well as current research on the Thang Long and Ho citadels, which have been recognised as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

“Because of the abundance and complexity of Vietnamese culture, it will not be possible to do this for the entire country and all the ages,” said Dr Stefan Leneen in his short presentation introducing the project. “We have to focus on certain areas and certain periods.”

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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