FrankoPrize-2021: nominees for the Award have been determined

The Expert Council of the Ivan Franko International Prize has completed its work. Forty three scientists from nine countries: Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and USA sent their conclusions to the Organizing Committee. Members of the Expert Council evaluated scientific works according to three criteria: 1) the presence of innovative and original approaches in the research; 2) conceptuality, consistency and criticality of research; 3) the international context and level of research.

According to the results of the evaluation of scientific works, the highest scores were given to the following three works that have been nominated for the Prize in 2021:

«At Сultural Сrossroads: The Holy Trinity Church and Monastery in Vilnius»

COLLECTIVE MONOGRAPH, ed. Alfredas Bumblauskas, Salvius Kulevičius (Lithuania) and Igor Skočilyas (Ukraine), presented by the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine);


«Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag»

OKSANA KIS (Ukraine), presented by the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA);



«Ruthenian religious culture of Wilno. Context of the epoch. Hubs. Literature and book-learning (the 16th to the first third of the 17th century)»

LEONID TYMOSHENKO (Ukraine), presented by Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University (Drohobych, Ukraine).


The works of the nominees cover scientific disciplines: history, cultural studies, religious studies, sacred architecture, anthropology, literary studies, bibliology and Slavic studies.

Please keep in mind that 26 scientific papers were submitted for the Franco Prize this year.

For reference: The Ivan Franko International Prize has been awarded annually since 2016. Prize winners receive a cash award and a gold badge. The award ceremony takes place every year on August 27 – Ivan Franko’s birthday in his hometown of Drohobych.

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