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The name of the winner of Ivan Franko International Prize 2020

The fifth solemn ceremony of awarding the winner of the International Prize of Ivan Franko took place in Drohobych on Thursday, August 27, on the 164th anniversary of the birth of the genius of the Ukrainian nation Ivan Franko.

This year the highest award in the field of humanitaristics was received by IHOR SERDYUK, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Ukrainian History of V. G.  Korolenko Poltava National Pedagogical University. The award was given for the monograph “The Young Adult: Child and Childhood in the Hetmanate of the Eighteenth Century.”

The head of the Ivan Franko International Foundation, Ihor Kurus, noted that, in addition to the monetary award, the winner of the award received a golden medal and a diploma. “This year, thanks to Maksym Kozytsky, Mykhailo Tsymbalyuk, Myroslav Khomyakov and Andriy Dulibyanyk, the award fund is 170,000 hryvnias. Of course, we have perspectives for growth, but we are firmly moving towards our goal and we want the Ivan Franko International Prize to be established as the most prestigious scientific award of modern works in the humanitaristics. ”

The chairman of the international jury the professor of Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Doctor of Philology Yaroslav Garasym stressed that 19 works were submitted to the award in 2020, but only three of the monographs reached the final. “All three works of the nominees are marked by a high level of professionalism, depth of research and intellectual influence on the development of modern humanitaristics, and the winner is the research by quoting Ivan Franko “makes honour its author and our scientific literature.”

The award ceremony was attended by members of the international jury, nominees, scientists from Austria, Poland, Ukraine, government officials, the public figures and Ivan Franko’s family.

The head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytskiy, the head of the Lviv Regional Council Oleksandr Hanushchyn, the mayor of Drohobych Taras Kuchma and the rector of Ivan Franko Drohobych State Pedagogical University  Nadiya Skotna.

It is important to acknowledge that the 5th solemn ceremony of awarding the winner of the Ivan Franko International Prize was held with the support of the head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytskiy and Drohobych Mayor Taras Kuchma. The event is organized by the Ivan Franko International Foundation in partnership with Drohobych City Council, Ivan Franko Drohobych State Pedagogical University, “Nahujevychy” State Historical and Cultural Reserve, Lviv Society in Kyiv, International Foundation “Vidrodgennya”, group of companies “Zahydnadraservis”, Spa-hotel “RESPECT”, crowdfunding platform “Spilnokosht”, LLC Tandem” and recreation complex “Zalissya”.



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