21st congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association in Hue
Update: Sep 27, 2018
The 21st Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) is taking place in the central city of Hue from September 23rd to 28th with the participation of 700 archaeologists from 35 countries, including the host Viet Nam.  

The overview of the conference

The event is being held by Hue Monuments Conservation Center in coordination with the Institute of Archaeology and Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences.

The congress coincides with the 25th anniversary of the inscription of the Complex of Hue Monuments World Heritage site, Viet Nam’s first World Heritage property.

Separate topic meetings as well as visits to relics built by the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) in Hue will be held.

The congress is a chance for archaeologists worldwide to gain a deeper understanding of the progress of archeology in the Indo-Pacific region.

Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, said the congress would feature different archeology topics, with a focus on the new findings made in the area over recent years.

After the plenary presentations have concluded, delegates and honoured guests enjoyed a Gala Opening Dinner at the Huong Giang Hotel, sponsored by the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre.

In the evening of September 24th, delegates from the Philippines who are contributing to one of the academic sessions gave a short presentation of music and dance from their homeland.