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Outstanding historians honoured with award

He knows the past: Historian Le Hai Dang (centre) is one of three scholars who was honoured with a 2017 Pham Than Duat Award on Sunday. — Photo
Viet Nam News

NINH BINH — Three Vietnamese historians were honoured with 2017 Pham That Duat awards at a ceremony held in Yen Mo District in the northern province of Ninh Binh on Sunday.

This year’s awards have been given to Professor Le Hai Dang from the Vietnam Institute of Archeology, Professor Duong Thanh Mung from Hue University’s College of Education and Professor Nguyen Xuan Hung from the Institute for Religious Studies.

The event was jointly organised by the Viet Nam Association of Historical Sciences and the Pham Than Duat Award Fund.

The Pham Than Duat Award Fund was founded in 2000 in honour of Pham That Duat (1825 – 1885), a patriotic scholar and historian who was born in Yen Mo District. The awards are given yearly to outstanding historians who have made significant contributions to the understanding of national history.

This is the first time that the awards ceremony has been celebrated in Pham That Duat’s hometown, after 17 years at the Temple of Literature in Ha Noi. 

Also on the occasion, the Pham Than Duat Award Fund presented a set of gifts to local students who have performed well in national contests, as well as to disadvantaged students with excellent academic performances.

In the past 17 years, the fund has given 92 prizes in total, including eight first prizes, 38 second prizes and 46 third prizes. Two were awarded to international historians who conducted outstanding historical relating to Viet Nam and Southeast Asia.— VNS

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