CONFERENCE CFP: LỖ GIANG TEMPORARY PALACE IN THE HISTORY OF TRẦN DYNASTY (13TH-14TH CENTURIES)

Jointly organized by Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies – Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and Thái Bình Provincial People’s Committee.
Dates: November 29-30, 2019.
Venue: Hall of People’s Committee of Hưng Hà district, Thái Bình province.
Languages: Vietnamese-English-Japanese
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Thái Bình, locates in the East of Hanoi capital, is a province of especially important geo-economic-political position, closely linked to the history of the Trần Dynasty (13th-14th centuries) and the entire history of Vietnam nation. In particular, the land of present-day Long Hưng – Hưng Hà district was the place to build a career and a strong rear of the Trần Royal court.
After ascending to the throne (in 1226) and reigning the country, the Trần dynasty paid special attention on Long Hưng region. In addition to assigning the royal estates to the princes, this was also the place to build the tombs of the early kings and royal family of Trần dynasty. In the land of Tam Đường, the Trần Court set up the Long Hưng Temporary Palace allowing the Trần kings to dwell in the visits to worship their ancestors, organize ceremonies and banquets to celebrate the victory after each majestic event.
The discovery of Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace in the area of Thái Temple (Thái Lăng), also known as Trần Temple, where locates at the junction of the Red river and the Trà Lý river, in present-day Hồng Minh commune, Hưng Hà district, Thái Bình province by Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies in 2014 continued to clarify the history and cultural heritage of the Trần Dynasty in this land.
The discovery of the Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace is of great significance in the study of Trần history. Archeological research results affirm that: Thái Temple was the land of the ancient Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace under the reign of King Trần Nhân Tông and Trần Anh Tông and was the Kiến Xương Temporary Palace during the reign of King Trần Hiến Tông as mentioned in the historical texts.
So far, at Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace site, the Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies has conducted three archaeological excavations (respectively in 2014, 2015 and 2016-2017). The archaeological investigations and excavations in these periods have yielded many types of relics and artifacts of the Trần dynasty at the paddy fields of Phủ Lỗ, Lạch Đường Cả, Càn Thiên Mã, Lăng Ngói and the Thái Temple and Lăng Sa Trong area in particular.
In order to evaluate the value of excavation results, archaeological research of the Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace site in the aforementioned periods and to continue the plan for archaeological excavation and research in the next stage, and at the same time, to identify the plan of planning, preserving and promoting the long-term value of the Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace site in the future, the People’s Committee of Thai Binh province cooperates with the Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences to organize an international scientific conference namely “Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace, Hưng Hà district, Thái Bình province in the history of Trần dynasty (13th-14th centuries)”.
Thái Bình Provincial People’s Committee cordially invites scientists who are interested in the themes of the conference to contribute papers and participate in the conference.
1. General information about the conference
-Name of the conference: “Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace, Hưng Hà district, Thái Bình province in the history of Trần dynasty (13th-14th centuries”.
-Convenors of the conference: Thái Bình Provincial People’s Committee and Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies – Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.
-Dates: November 29-30, 2019.
-Venue: Hall of People’s Committee of Hưng Hà district, Thái Bình province.
-Participants: Vietnamese and international scientists in the fields of archeology, history, culture, religion, museum and conservation.
-Registration Fee: Free
-Languages: Vietnamese-English (for those who submit paper and present in other languages, i.e Chinese, Japanese etc, kindly inform the conference organizer in advance)
2. Themes of the conference
The conference focuses on the following 5 main issues:
-Identifying the position and role of the Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace in the history of Trần dynasty (13th-14th centuries).
-Evaluating the value of archeological research results at Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace site during the 2014-2017 period.
-Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace in the Trần dynasty through historical documents and archeology in the context of comparative study with the architectures in Thăng Long Imperial Citadel and other Temporary Palaces.
-The economic, cultural, social and political life of the Trần dynasty’s Temporary Palaces in history, especially in the case of the Lỗ Giang Temporary Palace, Hưng Hà district, Thái Bình province.
-Similarities and differences between Vietnam Tran dynasty’s Temporary Palaces with Temporary Palaces in ancient Asian countries.
-The conservation and promotion of historical and cultural values of Temporary Palaces: Case studies from Asian countries.
3. Guideline for registration and paper submission.
-Abstract submission deadline: The title and abstract (400 words) and CV should be sent to the conference organizer no later than October 30, 2019.
-Paper submission: The full paper (about 10-15 pages of A4, Times New Roman font, Unicode encoding, font size 13) should be sent to the conference organizer before November 20, 2019.
4.Travel and Accommodation
All accepted international presenters will be provided accommodation in Hanoi city and Thai Binh province (03 to 04 nights) and the travel between Hanoi and Thai Binh.
For further information, please contact the Information and International Cooperation Department, Institute of Imperial Citadel Studies (IICS), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.
Address: No. 6, Dinh Cong Trang, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact for registration and paper submission: Do Truong Giang (Alex)
-Email: giangiseas@gmail.com, alexgiangvn@gmail.com
-Phone/WhatsApp/Viber: (+84) 902160048
-IICS’s Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/viennghiencuukinhthanh/
We looks forward to receiving your consideration and participation.
Director of Institute of Imperial Citadel StudiesAssoc.Prof, Dr.Bui Minh Tri

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