Winners

2019

Laureates

of Ivan Franko International Prize 2019

Maria Gracia Bartolini became the winner in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian studies.”

Maria Gracia Bartolini was born in the city of Cesena in Italy in 1980. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Slavonic Languages ​​at the University of Milan. Since 2014 she has been teaching the Old Slavonic Language, Culture and Ukrainian Literature. Maria Gracia Bartolini is a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies (AISU).

Sphere of scientific interests: ancient Ukrainian writing, Ukrainian literature of 17th – 18th centuries, sermons, religious and visual culture of the Ukrainian Baroque.

Maria Gracia Bartolini graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​at the University of Milan (2007). In 2010, she defended her Ph.D. thesis in the field of Ukrainian literature. In 2013, Maria Gracia Bartolini was a Shklar Research Fellow at Harvard University.

Prof. Bartolini  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.

 

 

 

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.

2017

Laureates

of Ivan Franko International Prize 2017

In 2017, Prize winner were the Professor of the Vienna University Michael Moser in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian Studies.”

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А linguistics professor of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Vienna, professor of Ukrainian Free University in Munich and PázmányPéter Catholic University in Budapest and Piliscsaba.

Laureate in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of Social and Humanitarian Sciences” -Academician Oleh Shabliy.

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Doctor of Geographic Sciences (1978), distinguished professor of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv – head of the department of economic and social geography, honoured master of sciences and engineering (2016), member of the Higher School Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Ecology Academy of Ukraine, head of the geographic committee of Shevchenko Scientific Society, honourable member of Ukrainian Geographical Society, guest professor of the Ukrainian Free University in Munich (Germany).

Bibliographic information:

MICHAEL MOZER

He was born in 1969 in Linz, Austria. He is a linguistics professor at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Vienna, professor at Ukrainian Free University in Munich and Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest and Piliscsaba. He is an active member of Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv and president of the International Association of Ukrainists (since 2013), Doctor Honoris Causa of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (since 2017). He authored a range of scientific works in the realm of Slavic linguistics and historical grammar of the Ukrainian language.

Research interests: internal and external history of Slavic languages from the onset till nowadays.

He studied at the University of Vienna, which he graduated from in 1991 and became a research staff member at the Slavic Studies Department of this University.

In 1994 he finished his Ph.D. dissertation and in 1998 he accomplished habilitation. In 1998 he became a professor of the University of Vienna.

In 2005-2006 he was Harvard University fellow.

In 2009 he became a professor of Ukrainian Free University in Munich, in 2011-2013 he held the position of a dean at the Philosophy Faculty of this institution.

Since 2014 he has been working as a professor at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest and Piliscsaba.

Since 2011 he is an active member of Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv.

In 2013 he was chosen President of the International Association of Ukrainists.

From 2014 till 2016 he held a position of director of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Vienna.

In 2017 he was given the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Michael Mozer is a member of publishing boards and editorial boards of a range of scientific magazines, among them – Studia Slavica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae (Budapest, Hungary), Slavia Orientalis (Warsaw, Poland), Dialectological Workshops (Lviv, Ukraine), “Ukraina Moderna” (“Modern Ukraine”) (Kyiv, Ukraine), Nationalisms Across the Globe (St. Andrews, Scotland; Warsaw, Poland), «Encyklopediya Ukrainy» (Internet Encyclopaedia of Ukraine, Canada), “Ukrainske Movoznastvo” (“Ukrainian linguistics”) ( the Philology Institute, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv). He is also a publisher of editorial series Slavische Sprachgeschichte.

Michael Mozer is an author of 10 monographies and around 300 scientific works on the issues of Slavic linguistics.

OLEH SHABLIY

He was born on November 14, 1935 in the village of Kurivtsi, Zboriv District, Ternopil Region. He finished Berezhany Pedagogic Vocational School (1954). In five years (1959), he graduated from the geographical faculty of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. He defended a Ph.D. thesis (1966) and a doctoral thesis (1978). The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was “Forest Industry Complex of Ukrainian Carpathians: Trends of Development and Structure”, the topic of his doctoral thesis was “Intersectoral Territorial Complexes: Problems of Theory and Methodology of Research”.

Areas of scientific research: theory, history, methodology, and methods of human geography and cartography; geographical Ukrainian Studies and Regional Studies; complex atlas mapping; geographic and mathematical modelling.

He has published over 550 scientific works, among which: about 50 monographies, textbooks, atlases, manuals, conference materials, etc.

He produced and explored the idea of flexible territorial organization of production, the principle of unstrict entry of territorial systems into their supersystems and geospatial organization of population, the concept of intersectoral territorial complexes. He also created original classification schemes of social, geographic, and ecologic scientific disciplines, natural resources potential, made a hypothesis of aridization of the Western region of Ukraine, grounded hexatomic social and geographic regionalization of Ukraine, etc. He organized preparation and publishing of school regional national history and geographic atlases of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Zakarpattia regions of Ukraine.

21 candidate and five doctor dissertations have been defended under Oleh Shabliy’s supervision and consultation.

2016

Laureate

of Ivan Franko International Award 2016,

His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar, Major Archbishop Emeritus

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Born February 26, 1933, in Lviv. Here graduated from the public school and finished the gymnasium first grade.

The future Bishop received secondary education in the Minor Seminary in Stamford (Connecticut, USA).

In 1954, earned a B.S. in the College of St. Basil, where he studied philosophy.

Theological studies were attended in the Washington Catholic University in America.

In 1958, as a pupil of the Great Seminary of Saint Josaphat, he received a licentiate in theology. On March 30, the same year, Bishop Ambrose Senyshyn had ordained Lubomyr Husar to serve as a priest in the Diocese of Stamford.

During 1958-1959, he was working as a teacher and prefect in the Stamford Seminary of St. Basil (USA).

Since 1965, he was a parish priest in the Holy Trinity Parish in Kerhonkson.

In 1967, he received a master’s degree in the New York Fordham University.

In 1969, he moved to Rome for further theological studies that were completed with Doctor of Theology Degree in 1972.

In 1972, he joined the Monastery of Saint Theodore (Studite Order monks) in Grottaferrata (Italy).

During 1973-1984 he was lecturing in the Pontifical Missionary University “Urbaniana” in Rome.

On April 2, 1977, in the Monastery of Studite Order in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, he was ordained by Patriarch Joseph to serve as aBishop.

In 1978, Patriarch Joseph appointed Bishop Husar as Archimandrite of the Monastery of St. Theodore.

During 1984-1991, he was serving as Protosyncellus of Lviv Archdiocese in Rome.

In 1993, together with the entire community of Grottaferrata, he returned to Ukraine.

In 1993-1994, he was serving as Spiritual Director in the Lviv Theological Seminary of the Holy Spirit.

In November 1996, Bishop Lubomyr was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

On January 26, 2001, at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, he was elected as the Major Archbishop of the UGCC.

On February 21, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II, as the Cardinal of the Catholic Church.

On February 10, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI had accepted the renunciation of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar from the administration of the Major Archbishop of UGCC.

The Monograph of Blessed Lubomyr Huzar, Archbishop-Emeritus and of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Cardinal of the Catholic Church under the title “Andrey Sheptytsky Galician Metropolitan (1901-1944), a forerunner of ecumenism” was recognized as the best on nomination  “for significant personal contribution to the development of social and humanitarian sciences”.

 



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