Ivan Franko International Prize 2018: selection of nominees has began

According to the results of the work of the Nomination Committees, whose task was to establish the conformity of the submitted scientific works to the specified scientific disciplines, the International Council of Experts will evaluate 13 scientific works in two nominations.

In the nomination « For significant advances (achievements) in the field of social and human sciences » the following works are nominated:

  1. A study guide/ textbook: Legal Studies, by professor І. BEHEY (Lviv).
  2. A monograph « Brothers or Enemies:The Ukrainian National Movement and Russia, from the 1840s to the 1870s », by professor J. REMY (Finland).
  3. A monograph « Polyphony of the Culture of Life:Philosophical and Theological Heritage of John Paul II in Contemporary Discourse.The Religious Aspect », by professor S. PRESUKHIN (Kyiv).
  4. A monograph « Halych in the Political Life of Europe in the XI-XIV Centuries », by professor L. VOYTOVYCH (Lviv).
  5. A series of works « A Discourse on Values in Education », consisting of 7 books, by several authors under the leadership of professor V. ANDRUSHCHENKO (Kyiv).

In the nomination « For significant advances (achievements) in the field of Ukrainian studies » the following works are nominated:

  1. A monograph « The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation », by professor WILSON (Great Britain).
  2. A monograph « Pesni blagogovejnyja (1790/1791)Eine Sammlung geistliche Lieder aus Ukraine » in two volumes, by professor H. ROTHE (FRG) and professor Yu. MEDVEDYK (Lviv).
  3. A monograph “Rutherian” Separatism:Creation of Nations IN VITRO » by professor  BELEY (Uzhhorod).
  4. A monograph «…And the Last Part of the Road. Ivan Franko in 1908-1916 », by professor MELNYK  (Lviv).
  5. A monograph « Apocryphal Code of Ukrainian Writing », by professor MELNYK  (Lviv).
  6. A monograph « Pedagogical Concepts of Ivan Franko », by professor MYKYTYUK  (Lviv).
  7. A monograph « A Century of Non-conformism in the Ukrainian Visual Art », by a candidate of art SMYRNA  (Kyiv).
  8. A monograph « Folklore Prose about Famine-Genocides in Ukraine in the Twentieth Century: The Paradigm of Text », by a doctor of science SOKIL (Lviv).

According to the Regulation, the members of the International Council of Experts within a month, from the date of receipt of documents from the Committee of the Prize, have to identify in each of the nominations no more than three works and submit them to the International Jury. When selecting nominees, members of the board of experts are guided by their own knowledge, and also compare scientific works according to the following criteria: availability of innovative and original approaches in the research; conceptuality, systematic and critical approach to research; international context and level of scientific research. In case of the absence of worthwhile works, when in any of the nominations all scientific papers scored less than 4 positive reviews of members of the Council of Experts, the Prize Committee decides not to award the Award in this nomination. Then, scientific works are submitted for consideration of the International jury in the nomination where the scientific Council of Experts identified the nominees.


We would like to remind you that Ivan Franko International Prize is awarded in two nominations:   for significant advances (achievements) in the field of Ukrainian studies and for significant advances (achievements) in the field of social and human sciences. It is an annual prize, which is awarded on August 27, on the day of Ivan Franko’s birthday. The Prize laureates are presented a monetary award and a golden laureate’s badge.

Prize laureates from previous years:

In 2016, Lubomyr Husar, a Major Archbishop-emeritus, former head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, won with his monograph “Andrey Sheptytsky, Metropolitan of the Galicia (1901-1944), a Precursor of Ecumenism”;

In 2017, a professor of the Institute of Slavic Studies at the University of Vienna, Michael Moser, won in the nomination “for significant advances (achievements) in the field of Ukrainian studies” with his monograph «New Contributions to the History of the Ukrainian Language”;

In 2017, an honored professor of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, academic Oleh Shabliy, won in the nomination “for significant advances (achievements) in the field of social and human sciences” with his scientific work “Social Geography” in 2 volumes.

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