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The 2020 Ivan Franko International Prize: Top Contenders Announced

The Ivan Franko International Fund has announced contenders for the Prize of the same name, which is given to scholars whose works makea major contribution to the development of social and humanitarian sciences, are of international importance and are based on the scientific understanding of historical or contemporary processes in cultural, political and social life of Ukraine.

In 2020, 19 research papers have been submitted to the Ivan Franko International Prize. Scholars from Ukraine, Canada and the USA will compete for the victory. In conditions of the ongoing Russian aggression, research papers submitted from the Russian Federation were not allowed to participate in the competition.

The monographs are written in three languages ​​- Ukrainian, English, Russian – and cover more than 20 academic disciplines.

The initiators of the submission of contender for the 2020 Ivan Franko International Prize  became 10 higher educational institutions from Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Poltava, Odesa, Lviv, Drohobych, Ostroh, Vinnyitisa; 4 scientific institutions and 5 winners of the previous years.

Аmong the contenders:

  1. Olga Bogomolets , monography “Ukrainian home icon”, Ukraine.
  2. Andrii Boiko-Gagarin, monography “Coin counterfeiting in Central and Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times”, Ukraine.
  3. Anna Varava, monography “A cross-country fashion industry study and its application to eastern european countries, on example of ukraine”, Ukraine.
  4. Mykola Haliv, monography “Ukrainian Historical and Pedagogical Narrative (mid-ХІХth – late ХХth century): epistemological principles”, Ukraine.
  5. Harbuziuk M, monography “The image of Ukraine in the Polish theatre discourse of the nineteenth century: strategies and forms of representation”, Ukraine.
  6. Viktor Garkavko, monography Science about our daily bread (Agricultural Economy is the basis of the theoretical teaching of economics and organization of agricultural production), Ukraine.
  7. Druzhynets M., monography “Ukrainian Verbal Speech: Psycho- and Sociophonetic Aspects”, Ukraine.
  8. Andriy Zayarnyuk,  monography “Lviv’s Uncertain Destination: A City and Its Train Station from Franz Joseph I to Brezhnev”, Canada.
  9. Archbishop Ihor Isichenko“War of the baroque metaphors: Peter Mohyla’s “stone” against Kassian Sakowycz’s “spyglass””, Ukraine.
  10. Vasyl Kostytsky, Olga Koban, monography “Restrictions on the Legislature and the Judiciary”
  11. Larysa Мasenko, monography “Language of Soviet Totalitarianism”, Ukraine.
  12. Ihor Nabytovych, monography “The Tree of Life of the Literary Family: Ivan Fedorovych, Volodyslav Fedorovych, Dariya Vikonska”, Ukraine
  13. Yevhen Nakhlik, monography “Ivan Franko’s Bends of Spirit: The Conception of the World. Ideology. Literature”, Ukraine.
  14. Ihor Pasichnyk, Petro Kralyuk, and Dmytro Shevchuk, “Ostroh Academy: history and present of the cultural and educational center. Encyclopedic edition.”, Ukraine.
  15. Larysa Semenko and Olexandr Lohinova, monography “TheVinnytsia Theatrethrough the Mirror of History (1910-1944)”, Ukraine.
  16. Igor Serdiuk, monography “Little Grown Up: Child and Childhood in the 18th century Hetmanate”, Ukraine.
  17. Tetyana Syvets, monography “Christian concepts in the literature of the Kyivan Rus (ХІ – ХІІІ centuries)”, Ukraine.
  18. Mayhill C. Fowler, monography  “Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine”, USA.
  19. Oles Fedoruk,  monography Kulish’s “Chorna Rada”: A Textual History, Ukraine.

The name of the winner of the Ivan Franko International Prize will be announced at the end of June 2020 in Vienna (Austria). The award will be held at Ivan Franko’s homeland in Drohobych, on the day of Ivan Franko’s – August 27.

The Prize winner is awarded with a cash award and a gold badge.

We will remind you that in 2016, the Prize was won by Lubomyr Husar, Major Archbishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Cardinal of the Catholic Church. In 2017, the winners were Michael Moser, Professor of the University of Vienna, President of the International Ukrainian Association and Oleh Shabliy, Academician, Professor Emeritus of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. The winners in 2018 were Professor of Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and Ukrainian Free University (Munich) Yaroslava Melnyk and Associate Professor of the Department of Eastern European History at the Helsinki University Johannes Remy. In 2019, the award went to Doctor of Philology at the University of Milan, Maria Grazia Bartolini (Italy).

Ivan Franko International Prize 2020

The Prize Committee will be accepting research papers from January 15 to March 1, 2020.

Requirements for participation in the competition for the Ivan Franko International Prize can be found at

An obligatory condition for participation is filling in an electronic form.

Three printed copies of the research paper with the author’s autograph should be mailed to the Committee of the Prize (01030, Kyiv,  Volodymyrska St., 48a, of.15).

How to submit a research paper for the Ivan Franko International Prize click here

Choice of the year: the Ivan Franko International Prize has started to accept papers

On January 15, the Franko Foundation began accepting research papers for the 2020 Ivan Franko International Prize. This was reported by the Foundation’s Director Ihor Kurus.

An obligatory condition for participation is filling in an electronic form on the official website of the Ivan Franko International Foundation. Three printed copies of the research paper with the author’s autograph should be mailed to the Committee of the Prize (01030, Kyiv,  Volodymyrska St., 48a, of.15).

A research paper may be recommended for the Prize by an academic institution, a higher education institution of Ukraine and the countries with which Ukraine has diplomatic relations, or the previous winners of the Prize.

“Applicant research papers should be of international importance, belong to social and humanitarian sciences and be based on scientific understanding of historical or contemporary processes in the culture, politics and public life of Ukraine. The monographs should be published in 2017-2019 and have an ISBN,” said the director of Ivan Franko Foundation.

Requirements for participation in the competition for the Ivan Franko International Prize can be found at http://frankoprize.com.ua/index.php/en/2016/02/01/603/

The Ivan Franko International Prize has been awarded annually since 2016. Prize winners receive a cash award (in 2016 and 2017 the premium fund was 500,000 UAH, in 2018 and 2019 – 400,000 UAH) and a gold badge.

The awarding ceremony takes place annually on August 27 – the birthday of Ivan Franko in his homeland.

We will remind you that in 2016, the Prize was won by Lubomyr Husar, Major Archbishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Cardinal of the Catholic Church. In 2017, the winners were Michael Moser, Professor of the University of Vienna, President of the International Ukrainian Association and Oleh Shabliy, Academician, Professor Emeritus of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. The winners in 2018 were Professor of Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and Ukrainian Free University (Munich) Yaroslava Melnyk and Associate Professor of the Department of Eastern European History at the Helsinki University Johannes Remy. In 2019, the award went to Doctor of Philology at the University of Milan, Maria Grazia Bartolini (Italy).

The only international scientific award of Ukraine will undergo changes

On October 22, 2019, the innovations of the Ivan Franko International Prize in 2020 were presented in Lviv.

The fifth competition for the annual Scientific Prize will undergo significant changes. Starting from 2020, the prize will be awarded only in one nomination. This was announced by representatives of the Ivan Franko International Fund at a press conference.

“This is a step towards raising the prestige of the Ivan Franko Prize and increasing the competition of research papers. Although all current laureates’ papers have an extremely high scientific level, the future changes should further improve the quality of research papers,” said Yaroslav Harasym, Doctor of Philology, Member of the Ivan Franko International Fund Board, Professor at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

There will be only one nomination “For significant achievements in the field of social and humanitarian sciences.”

The participants of the event also focused on the requirements for the research papers submitted for the competition.

“We have updated the requirements for research papers claiming to win the Prize. In particular, it is required that a research paper should be of importance internationally and relate to social and humanitarian disciplines. The research papers should be based on a scientific understanding of historical or contemporary processes in culture, politics and public life of Ukraine,” commented Dr. Tamara Smovzhenko, member of the Ivan Franko International Fund Board, professor at the University of Banking.

Director of the Ivan Franko International Fund Ihor Krus informed the audience about the innovation in the process of submitting research papers.

“The Committee will accept papers from  January 15 to  March 1, 2020. Applicants should complete the appropriate electronic form on the Fund’s website and send three copies of a printed research paper with their signatures to the Committee’s e-mail address,” stressed Ihor Kurus.

According to him, the rest of the accompanying documents remain unchanged, which is stipulated by the Prize Regulations. All selection procedures will also remain unchanged: from nomination committees, expert councils and to the selection of the winner by an international jury.

The competition organizers will start forming a prize fund this year and have already appealed to all Ivan Franko admirers to join this campaign. They also expressed Roland Franko’s gratitude to all benefactors, including those present at the press conference: Myroslav Khomyak, Mykhailo Tsymbalyuk, Prot.Bogdan MatviychukOksana Yurynets, Ivan Franko famyly’s from Toronto and owners of RESPECT Spa Hotel.

Finally, the participants invited all non- indifferent Ukrainians to support the Ivan Franko International Prize during the anniversary year of the Fund and Prize.

It should be reminded that the 5th ceremony of awarding the Prize winner will be traditionally held on August 27, 2020 in Drohobych.

We will recall you that the Ivan Franko International Prize was founded by his grandson, Roland Franko, in 2015.

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). In 2019,  Maria Gracia Bartolini –  Doctor of Philology at the University of Milan (Italy)  – won in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian studies.”

Ivan Franko International Prize granted at the Great Kamenyar’s birthplace

On Tuesday, August 27, on the 163rd birth anniversary of Ivan Franko, Drohobych hosted an event, which brought together scientists from Ukraine, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, well-known Franko scholars, public representatives, the Great Kamenyar’s family and esteemed guests  — the fourth ceremony of awarding the laureates of the Ivan Franko International Prize. The Prize is awarded to scientists for research, achievements and discoveries in the field of Ukrainian studies and social and humanitarian sciences.

27 research papers submitted for the award in 2019 in two nominations. The monograph “Know thyself. Neoplatonic sources in the works of H.S. Skovoroda” authored by Doctor of Philology at the University of Milan Maria Gracia Bartolini was recognized as the best in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian studies.” In another nomination, the Prize was not awarded, as none of the monographs submitted had received the required number of points.

 

Member of the international jury Yevhen Bystrytskyy (Doctor of Philosophy) presented the laureate’s work to the general public, and Peter Stoeger (Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences) from Austria, as well as Simone Bellezza (Doctor of History) from Italy specified the criteria, according to which the research papers had been assessed, presented the information about the contenders for the Prize in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of social and humanitarian sciences” and emphasized the importance of the Prize in the development of the humanities and Ukrainian studies in particular. 

In his welcome address, Director of the Ivan Franko International Fund Ihor Kurus noted that the Foundation’s activities and mission were supported by Ukrainian and foreign scientists, including those from Canada and Europe. Thus, in four years 70 scholars and 6 writing teams from Ukraine, Austria, Italy, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Finland, Spain, Georgia, Israel, Poland and Serbia aspired to the prize.

 

Ihor Kurus also thanked the philanthropists who had contributed to the Ivan Franko International Prize fund (UAH 200,000), and thereby had supported a sustainable development of an important Ukrainian cause in the world.

The ceremony ended with the performance of the National Anthem of Ukraine, after which all participants took part in laying flowers to the monument to Ivan Franko.

The meeting was organized by the Ivan Franko International Fund with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation.

We will recall you that the Ivan Franko International Prize was founded by his grandson, Roland Franko, in 2015. The main objective of the Prize is to promote a comprehensive study of Ivan Franko’s creative, scientific, social activities, to encourage scholars from around the world to carry out research in the field of social and humanitarian sciences and Ukrainian studies. The prize is annually awarded on August 27 – Ivan Franko’s birthday. The winners of the Prize are awarded with a monetary prize and a golden lapel pin of the laureate.

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).

The composition of the 2019 Ivan Franko International Prize jury announced

On June 28-30, the jury of the Ivan Franko International Prize elected a laureate in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian studies” at its meeting held at the University of Vienna. Maria Gracia Bartolini, Doctor of Philology at the University of Milan, became the winner for her monograph “Know thyself. Neoplatonic sources in the works of H.S. Skovoroda.”

In 2013, Prof. Bartolini was Shklar Research Fellow at Harvard University. She is the author of the monograph “Know thyself. Neoplatonic sources in the works of H.S. Skovoroda” (Kyiv, Akademperiodyka, 2017), «Nello stretto triangolo della notte…» Jurij Tarnavs’kyj, il gruppo di New York e la poesia della diaspora ucraina negli USA (Rome: Lithos, 2012) and more than thirty articles on religious, literary and linguistic aspects of Ukrainian culture of the early modern time. Prof. Bartolini received an honorary award for the study of H.S. Skovoroda’s legacy (in Pereyaslav, in 2013) and the Early Slavic Studies Association’s award for the article “Judging a book by its cover. Meditation, Memory, and Invention in Early Modern Ukrainian Title Pages” (Canadian Slavonic Papers, 59, 2017, pp. 21-55). Maria Gracia is a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies.

The laureate of the Ivan Franko International Prize will receive a monetary award and a golden lapel pin of the laureate. An award ceremony for the winner of the Ivan Franko International Prize will be held on August 27, 2019 at Ivan Franko’s birthplace – the city of Drohobych.

This year 27 research papers from 22 universities were submitted for the prize.

The international jury included 12 scholars from the universities of Ukraine, the USA, Austria, Italy, Slovakia and Poland:

  • Michael Moser, Doctor of Philology (Dr.Hab), Professor of Llinguistics at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the University of Vienna (Austria);
  • Roman Mnikh, Hab (Slavic studies), Professor at the Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities (Poland);
  • Leszek Korporowicz Doctor of Sociological Sciences (Dr.Hab), Professor of the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland);
  • Peter Stoeger, D., Professor at the Institute for Pedagogical Education and School Studies at the University of Innsbruck (Austria);
  • Simone Attilio Bellezza,Doctor of History (Dr.Hab), Professor at the University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy);
  • Myroslav Sopoliga, Doctor of History, Professor, ex-director of the Museum of Ukrainian Culture in Svydnik (Slovakia);
  • Johannes Remy, Doctor of History, Professor at Columbia University (USA);
  • Yevhen Bystrytskyy, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor at the Institute of Philosophy of NAS of Ukraine ( Ukraine);
  • Ihor Skochylias, Doctor of History, Professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukraine);
  • Svyatoslav Pylypchuk, Doctor of Philology, Professor at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine);
  • Viktor Moisiienko, Doctor of Philology, Professor at Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University (Ukraine);
  • Viktor Stavniuk, Doctor of History, Professor at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine).

The meeting of the Prize International Jury was organized by the Ivan Franko International Fund with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation.

We will recall you that the Ivan Franko International Prize was founded by his grandson, Roland Franko, in 2015. The main objective of the Prize is to promote a comprehensive study of Ivan Franko’s creative, scientific, social activities, to encourage scholars from around the world to carry out research in the field of social and humanitarian sciences and Ukrainian studies. The prize is annually awarded on August 27 – Ivan Franko’s birthday. The winners of the Prize are awarded with a monetary prize and a golden lapel pin of the laureate.

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).

Italian author wins the 2019 Ivan Franko International Prize

On June 28-29 a jury of the Ivan Franko International Prize met at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the University of Vienna (Austria) to determine the winner.

Maria Gracia Bartolini’s monograph “Know thyself. Neoplatonic sources in the works of H.S. Skovoroda”, Kyiv, 2017, won in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian studies”.

According to the reviewer of the monograph, Professor of the Institute of Philosophy at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Yevhen Bystrytsky, “Bartolini’s work completes the two-hundred-year history of persistent Ukrainian and international studies on the national features of European sources of Hryhoriy Skovoroda’s philosophical heritage. Based on the experience of predecessors, including L. Ushkalov, the laureate managed to build a coherent and logically ordered understanding of Skovoroda’s philosophy. The first Ukrainian philosopher is portrayed as an original thinker who created a complete image of man and the world, far more rational in its basis than it was seen before. The monograph opens a new stage in understanding the interpretation of Skovoroda’s heritage for Ukraine and the world. ”

None of the nominees got a required number of points determined by the Prize Regulations in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of social and humanitarian sciences”.

Professor Michael Moser, Chairman of the Jury, said: “All works are worthy, but it was hard to reach an agreement on which of them definitely deserves the prize.”

In the closing remarks, Ihor Kurus, Director of the Ivan Franko International Fund, expressed his admiration for the depth of the scientific discussion, thanked the international jury for their work and congratulated them on the decision of the winner.

It should be noted that the international jury included 12 scholars from the universities of Ukraine, the USA, Austria, Italy, Slovakia and Poland.

The laureate of the Ivan Franko International Prize will receive a monetary award and a golden lapel pin of the laureate. An award ceremony for the winner of the Ivan Franko International Prize will be held on August 27, 2019 at Ivan Franko’s birthplace – the city of Drohobych.

The meeting of the Prize International Jury was organized by the Ivan Franko International Fund with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation.

We will recall you that the Ivan Franko International Prize was founded by his grandson, Roland Franko, in 2015. The main objective of the Prize is to promote a comprehensive study of Ivan Franko’s creative, scientific, social activities, to encourage scholars from around the world to carry out research in the field of social and humanitarian sciences and Ukrainian studies. The prize is annually awarded on August 27 – Ivan Franko’s birthday. The winners of the Prize are awarded with a monetary prize and a golden lapel pin of the laureate.

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).

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).

Candidates for the 2019 International Ivan Franko Prize announced

Twenty-seven research papers have been submitted to win the Ivan Franko International Prize, which is given to scholars in the field of social and humanitarian sciences and Ukrainian studies, in 2019. Scientists from Ukraine, Canada, Italy, Poland and Serbia will compete for the victory. In conditions of Russian aggression, from the Russian Federation are not allowed to participate in the competition.

Nine research papers have been presented in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of social and humanitarian sciences”:

  1. Vadym Adadurov  – The monograph “The War between Civilisations: Socio-Cultural History of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign”. Vol. 1. (Ukraine);
  2. Viktor Garkavko  – The monograph “Science about our daily bread “ (Agricultural Economy is the basis of the theoretical teaching of economics and organization of agricultural production). (Ukraine);
  3. Joanna Getka – The monograph “U progu modernizacji. Ruskojęzyczne drukarstwo bazyliańskie XVIII wieku” (eng. „At the threshold of modernization. Ruthenian-language Basilian printing of the 18th century”).(Poland);
  4.  Bohdan Hud The monograph “From the History of Etno-Social Conflicts: Ukrainians and Poles in Naddnipryanshchyna (Dnieper Ukraine), Volhynia, and Eastern Galicia at the beginning of the 19th – 1st half of 20th century.” (Ukraine);
  5. Bogdan M. Punko  – The monograph “International business” (educational-scientific publication for universities). (Ukraine);
  6. Bogdan M. Punko –  The monograph “Antiphilosophy of politics” (scientific journalistic edition, genre-scientific and journalistic literature fact). (Ukraine);
  7. Volodymyr Serhiychuk  – The monograph “The Holodomor of 1932-1933: the Ukrainian Genocide”. (Ukraine);
  8. Iryna Chugaieva The monograph “Chernihiv chronicle writing of XI – XIII centuries: historiographical myth or historical source?” (Ukraine);
  9. V. V. Holina, M. H. Kolodiazhnyj, S. S. Shramko et al. – The monograph “Public in crime prevention: national and international experience” . (Ukraine)

Eighteen research papers have been presented in the nomination  “For significant achievements in the field of social sciences and humanities”:

  1. Vadym Adadurov  – The monograph “Napoléonide’ in the East of Europe: Perceptions, Projects and Actions of the French Government in Relation to the South-Western Borderlands of the Russian Empire at the dawn of the 19th Century”.(Ukraine);
  2. Maria Grazia Bartolini – The monograph “Know yourself”. Neoplatonic sources in the works of H.S. Skovoroda. (Italy);
  3. Serhiy Bilenky – The monograph “Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800-1905 “. (Canada);
  4. Halyna Voloschuk  – The monograph “The artistic thinking of Uliana Kravchenko”.(Ukraine);
  5. Svitlana Hirnyak – The monograph “Sociolect of the intelligentsia of Eastern Galicia in the formation of the Ukrainian literary language standards (the end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century)”. (Ukraine);
  6. Viktor Davyduk  – The monograph “The Enchanted Polissya”.(Ukraine);
  7. Stepan Davymuka, Larysa Kupchynska  – The monograph “Ukrainian bookplates of the XIX-XX centuries: catalog of Stepan Davymuka collection: in 3 volumes”.(Ukraine);
  8. Hanna Dydyk-Meush – The monograph “Combinatorics in the Ukrainian language of the 16th–18th centuries: theory, practice, vocabulary”.(Ukraine);
  9. Oleksandr Panchenko – The monograph “Ukrainian Democratic Nationalism in the Past, Actions, Personalities, and Historical Perspective: Figures and Portraits: The External Representation (Milieu) of the UHVR and the OUN; Outlines, Articles, Reflections, Essays.” (Ukraine);
  10. Roman Radovych  -The monograph “Polissya dweling: cultural and genetic origins and evolutionary processes”.(Ukraine);
  11. Julijan Tamas  – The monograph “Identity Matching”.  (Serbia);
  12. Kostiantyn Tyschenko – The monograph “The Pre-Chronicles Language History of the Ukrainians”.(Ukraine).
  13. Kostiantyn Tyschenko  – The monograph “The Neighbor Languages History of the Ukrainians: 2300 Loanwords of the Antiquity & Middle Ages in the Language, Place and Family Names”.(Ukraine);
  14. OlgaTsaryk – The monograph “The formation of the culture of the written speech of the person in the system of national school education in the first half of the twentieth century”. (Ukraine);
  15. Alla Shvets  – The monograph “Woman with Ariadne’s Gift: The Life Path of Nataliia Kobrynska in Generational, World, View and Creative Dimensions”.(Ukraine);
  16. Mykola Shulskyi  – The monograph “Ivan Franko about the life and works of Markiyan Shashkevich”.(Ukraine);
  17. Mykola Shulskyi  – The monograph “Ivan Vyshenskyi in the assessment of Ivan Franko”. (Ukraine).
  18. Chabayovska M.I., Melnyk L.V. – Ukrainian studies as a new educational subject of choice “I love Ukraine” for grades 1-4. (Ukraine).

The research papers submitted for the award cover 13 academic disciplines: history, Ukrainian studies, linguistics, philosophy, literary studies, ethnography, onomastics, art studies, folklore studies, culturology, pedagogy, political economy, law. The monographs are written in five languages: Ukrainian, English, Polish, Serbian and Russian.

The awards committee has begun the formation of nomination committees, which must confirm the compliance of submitted monographs to the specified academic disciplines. The selected works will be transferred to the International Expert Council, which will select the three best monographs in each of the nominations and submit them to the International Jury. Names of laureates of the Ivan Franko International Prize will be announced on June 23 in Vienna (Austria). The awarding ceremony will take place in Kamenyar’s homeland – in Drohobych – on August 27, on Ivan Franko’s birthday.

We would like to remind you that Ivan Franko International Prize is awarded annually. Prize winners receive a monetary reward (in 2016 and 2017, the prize fund was 500 thousand UAH, in 2018, it was 400 thousand UAH) and a golden laureate’s badge. 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).

For the first time, the Ukrainian public can see one-hundred-year-old documents related to the Franko family

On March 5, a unique exhibition “The Ardent Franko’s Falcon” was opened in the Ivan Franko’s family Memorial Apartment in Kyiv. It is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Franko’s son Taras.

130 years ago, namely on March 9, Ivan Franko’s second son was born, whose parents named him after Taras Shevchenko, because he was born just on the day of the 75th anniversary of the birth of Kobzar.

The exposition shows the unique exhibits kept in the apartment to which the family of Taras Franko was forcibly relocated from Lviv in the 50’s, and which is now the Ivan Franko’s family Memorial Apartment.

Among the exhibits are the original documents, in particular Taras Franko’s baptism certificate (1893), the original certificates of education (1900-1909), the student’s record books of the Lviv (1909) and the Vienna (1910) Universities, the original typescripts. Besides, the exhibition presents Taras Franko’s personal belongings, books, letters, photographs, periodicals and art works of that time. Many exhibits are shown to the general public for the first time.

Among other things, it presents documentary evidence demonstrating that Franko’s son was struggling to preserve the Ukrainian language in Soviet Kyiv.

Historical rarities are complemented by showcases that tell people about the talents of all Ivan Franko’s children. There is also a collection of letters that the sons of Franko addressed to their mother – Olha Khoruzhynska.

Taras Franko’s son Roland Franko opened the exhibition showing the collections of the Ivan Franko International Fund.

The opening of the updated exhibition was attended by the heads of the Franko museums from Kyiv, Lviv and Naguyevychi, as well as Franko scholars, research workers and admirers of Franko.



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