Names of nominees for the Ivan Franko International Prize announced

The International Council of Experts has determined six nominees for the 2019 Ivan Franko International Prize.

This year, 27 research papers from 22 universities of Canada, Italy, Serbia and Ukraine have been submitted to win the Prize.

According to the Regulations, when selecting the nominees, members of the Council of Experts were guided by their own knowledge, and they also compared the research papers that are applying for the Prize according to the following criteria: innovative and original approaches to the study; conceptuality, consistency and criticality of research; international context and level of scientific research.

According to the results of evaluation of research papers submitted for the Ivan Franko International Prize in the nomination “For Significant Achievements in the Field of Social and Humanitarian Sciences”, members of the Council of Experts recommend the jury to consider:

  1. monograph ” “The War between Civilisations: Socio-Cultural History of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign” by Professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University VADYM ADADUROV (Ukraine);
  2. monograph “At the threshold of modernization. Ruthenian-language Basilian printing of the 18th century” by Professor of Warsaw University JOANNA GETKA (Poland);
  3. monograph “Ukrainians and Poles in Naddnipryanshchyna (Dnieper Ukraine), Volhynia, and Eastern Galicia at the beginning of the 19th – 1st half of 20th century” by Professor of Lviv Ivan Franko National University BOHDAN HUD (Ukraine).

In the nomination “For Significant Achievements in the field of Ukrainian Studies” the jury will consider:

  1. monograph “Know yourself”. Neoplatonic sources in the work of H.S. Skovoroda” by Doctor of Philology at the University of Milan MARIA GRAZIA BARTOLINI (Italy);
  2. monograph “Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands” by Ph.D. SERHIY BILENKY from the University of Toronto (Canada);
  3. monograph “The Pre-Chronicles Language History of the Ukrainians” by Professor of the Institute of Philology at Kyiv T. Shevchenko National University KOSTIANTYN TYSCHENKO (Ukraine).

This year, the International Council of Experts includes 26 scholars from 8 countries of the world: Ukraine, Canada, Italy, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and Croatia.

All six research papers of the nominees will be submitted to the International Jury, which will meet in Vienna on June 21 – 23.

The award ceremony is held on August 27 – on the day of Ivan Franko’s birthday.

Prize winners include: In 2016 – Lubomyr Husar, Major Archbishop emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Cardinal of the Catholic Church. In 2017, Michael Moser – professor at the University of Vienna, president of the International Association of Ukrainian Studies – won in the nomination “for significant advances (achievements) in the field of Ukrainian studies”, and in the nomination “for significant advances (achievements) in the field of social and human sciences”, the award was given to Oleh Shabliy – academician and honorary professor of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In 2018, Yaroslava Melnyk – professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and Ukrainian Free University (Munich) – became a laureate in the nomination “for significant advances (achievements) in the field of Ukrainian studies”, and in the nomination “for significant advances (achievements) in the field of social and human sciences”, the award was given to Yohannes Remy – assistant professor at Columbia University (USA).

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