History and Lectures

FVH lectures cover Vietnamese history and culture in all aspects—from fine arts, music and festivals to philosophy and religion, including both ancient and modern traditions. Our aim is to achieve insights into the evolution of Vietnamese society by listening to eminent scholars and engaging with the various fields they represent. 

Recent lecture topics have included:  'Tools of Living: Functional Objects of the Tribal Groups in Vietnam', 'Reading City Landscape as Text: French Architecture and Colonial Meanings in Hanoi',  ‘The development of Taoism in Vietnam’, ‘Western Influence on Vietnamese Women in the 20th Century’ and ‘The Jarai People of the Central Highlands’.

Lectures are usually held in the evening at 7 p.m. on a weekday at various locations in central Hanoi. Typically, about 30 or 40 people attend.