The longlist of candidates for the Ivan Franko International Prize has been announced

The Ivan Franko International Foundation has announced candidates for the Prize of the same name, which is awarded to scientists whose work is a significant contribution to the development of social sciences and humanities, is of international importance and is based on scientific understanding of historical or contemporary processes in Ukrainian culture, politics and public life.

In 2021, 26 scientific papers from Austria, Canada, the United States and Ukraine were submitted for the Ivan Franko International Prize. The submission was initiated by eleven universities from Cambridge, Dnipro, Drohobych, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lutsk, Lviv, Melitopol as well as six scientific institutions and four past Prize winners.

The scientists from Canada, Lithuania and Ukraine will compete for the victory. Due to the aggression, the scientific works submitted from the Russian Federation were not allowed to participate in the competition.

Applicants’ monographs cover 20 scientific disciplines and are written in two languages – Ukrainian and English.

The name of the winner of the Ivan Franko International Prize will be announced at the end of June in Austria (at the Institute of Slavic Studies, University of Vienna). The award ceremony will take place in Franko’s hometown, Drohobych, on August 27th – the 165th anniversary of his birth.

Applicants for the award:

  1. СOLLECTIVE MONOGRAPH ed. by Alfredas Bumblauskas, Salvijus Kulevičius, Ihor Skochylias. «At Сultural Сrossroads: The Holy Trinity Church and Monastery in Vilnius»
  2. СOLLECTIVE MONOGRAPH ed. by Oleksandr Hrytsenko, Nadiya Honcharenko, Inna Kuznetsova «Memory Culture in Contemporary Ukrainian Society: Transformation, Decommunization, Europeanization»
  3. OLENA BEREHOVA «Dialogue of Cultures: The Image of the Other in the Musical Universe»
  4. ROMAN HORAK «Andrei Sheptytsky. Biography»
  5. MYKOLA ZYMOMRYA & MARIA YAKUBOVSKA «Ivan Franko: projection in the present»
  6. OKSANA KIS «Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag»
  7. BOGDAN KOZAK «In the labyrinths stories Ukrainian Theater»
  8. OLENA KRAVCHENKO «Child care in Ukraine in the late 18th – early 20th centuries»
  9. VOLODYMYR MASLIYCHUK «Achievements and Illusions. Educational initiatives on the Lleft bank and Sloboda Ukraine second half of XVIII – beginning of the XIX-th century»
  10. ZORIANA MATSIUK «Phraseological dictionary of Western Polesie and neighbouring regions “Hovoryty yak medok varyty”
  11. IVAN MONOLATII «ZOO of Revolution. The Western Ukrainian statehood 1918-1923 and the theories of randomness in the 20th – early 21st centuries»
  12. SEAN PATTERSON «Makhno and Memory: Anarchist and Mennonite Narratives of Ukraine’s Civil»
  13. LIUDMYLA PIDKUIMUKHA «The Language of Lviv, or when it was spoken by the Batyars»
  14. IRYNA ROZDOLSKA «Literary phenomenon of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen: functioning and structure of generation»
  15. ANDRIY SOVA «Ivan Bobersky: socio-cultural, military-political and educational activities»
  16. MYKHAYLO STEPYKO «Ukrainian identity in a globalized World»
  17. MYKOLA TARASENKO «In search of antiquities from the gift of Khedive. Ancient Egyptian objects of the 21st Dynasty in the museums of Ukraine»
  18. LEONID TYMOSHENKO «Ruthenian religious culture of Wilno. Context of the epoch. Hubs. Literature and book-learning (the 16th to the first third of the 17th century)»
  19. NAZAR FEDORAK «Peak and departure of Ukrainian baroque. Seven approximations to Hryhoriy Skovoroda»
  20. MYKHAILO KHAY «Mykola Budnyk and kobzarizm»
  21. TETIANA SHAROVA “An author and text in social realism system: the nature of aesthetic conformism and the poetics of artistic compromise (based on the material of K. Gordienko’s works)”
  22. OLGA SHAF «Gender and psychological aspects of 20th century Ukrainian lyrics»
  23. HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV SHEVCHUK AND OKSANA ZABUZHKO «Four conversations about Lesya Ukrainka»
  24. IHOR YUDKIN-RIPUN «Phenomenology of Culture as the Methodology of Interpretation».

The Ivan Franko International Prize has been awarded annually since 2016. Prize winners receive a cash award 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. In 2020 the Prize was won by Ihor Serdyuk, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Ukrainian History of V. G.  Korolenko Poltava National Pedagogical University.


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