Outstanding historians honoured with Pham Than Duat awards

Thursday, 2013-11-28 17:40:30
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Do Thi Thuy Lan defending her doctoral thesis at the USSH hall in January 2013
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Nhan Dan Online – Five academics were presented with the Pham Than Duat History Award today in a ceremony held at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. 

Doctor Do Thi Thuy Lan from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) in Hanoi won first prize for her thesis on the river trade system in the Tonkin region during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Two second prizes were earned by Doctor Ngo Thi Lan from the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and Doctor Do Quynh Nga from Hue University. Two third prizes went to doctors Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy and Nguyen Van Trung from the USSH.

The awards were first given in 2000 in honour of Pham Than Duat (1825 – 1885), a patriotic scholar and historian. The accolade has since been presented to nearly 75 academics for excellent historical research and studies of the year. Since 2010, holders of master’s or bachelor’s degrees in history have also been eligible for the prize, given for outstanding contributions to the national study of history. 

VNA/ Translated by Nhan Dan Online