2018

Laureates

of Ivan Franko International Prize 2018

The laureate in the nomination “For significant achievements in the Development of Ukrainian Studies” of Ivan Franko International Prize in 2018 became Yaroslava Melnyk.

Doctor of Philology, Full Member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, Professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and Ukrainian Free University (Munich, Germany), Head of the Department of Philology of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

The laureate in the nomination “For significant achievements in humanities and social sciences” of Ivan Franko International Prize in 2018 became Johannes Remy.

Associate Professor of East European History at the University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies.

Bibliographic information:

YAROSLAVA MELNYK

Born in 1954 in the village of Hodvyshnia, Horodok district, Lviv region. Professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and the Ukrainian Free University (Munich), full member of Shevchenko Scientific Society.

Scope of scientific interests: history of the Ukrainian literature of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century, in particular, Franko studies, ancient Ukrainian creative writing, apocrypha, comparative literature studies.

Graduated from the Ukrainian Department of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (1976). In 1993 she defended Ph.D. thesis, in 2006 – the doctorate thesis. She worked at Ivan Franko Lviv Literary and Memorial Museum (1976-1990) and afterwards (since 1990) has worked at the I. Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (junior researcher, senior researcher, head of the Ukrainian Literature department). Simultaneously lectured at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and also worked at the Institute of Franko Studies at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Dean of the Faculty of Ukrainian Studies at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich (2008-2011), Rector of the Ukrainian Free University 2012-2015. From 2016 till now – the head of the Philology chair of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Yaroslava Melnyk is the author of a number of scientific works, in particular books: “Ivan Franko and Biblia Apocrypha: for the 150th Anniversary of I. Franko’s Birth” (Lviv, 2006), “… And the last part of the way. І. Franko: 1908–1916” (Drohobych, 2006), “And the last part of the way. Ivan Franko in 1908-1916”/ 2nd Edition. rev. and enl. (Drohobych, 2016), “Apocryphal Code of the Ukrainian Creative Writing” (Lviv, 2017), compiler of the ed. “Apocrypha and Legends from the Ukrainian Manuscripts …” in the mirror of criticism” (Lviv, 2001), “Apocrypha and Legends of the Ukrainian Manuscripts. Harmonized, Arranged and Explained by Dr. Ivan Franko” in 5 volumes (Lviv, 2006), “Ivan Franko. Annunciation. Comparative Research of the Biblical Theme” (Lviv, 2009).

 

JOHANNES REMY

Johannes Remy (Finland, Canada) – born on April 28, 1962. Associate Professor of East European History of University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies.

Scope of scientific interests: world history, history of Poland, history of Russia and the USSR, history of Ukraine of the 19th century.

Ph.D: World History, University of Helsinki, September 14, 2000

Licentiate in philosophy: World History, University of Helsinki, June 3, 1997.

  1. Adjunct Professor – World History; Theoretical Philosophy, Russian Language and Literature, University of Helsinki, October 27, 1992.

Basic scientific works: “Brothers or Enemies: the Ukrainian National Movement and Russia from the 1840s to the 1870s”. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016., “Ukrainan historia. Helsinki: Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press, 2015.(Book); “Higher Education and National Identity. Polish Student Activism in Russia 1832-1863”, Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura (Finnish literary magazine), 2000.

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