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Most Prominent Ukrainian Folklorist of the Late XIXth and Early XXth Centuries. On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Birth of Volodymyr Hnatiuk (1871–1926)

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Mushynka, M. (2021) Most Prominent Ukrainian Folklorist of the Late XIXth and Early XXth Centuries. Folk Art and Ethnology, 2 (390), 64–86.

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Mushynka Mykola

a Ph Dr, a professor, a Doctor of Philology, a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a founder of the Shevchenko Scientific Socity in Slovakia, a founder and chairman of the Association of Ukrainian Studies in Slovakia

 

Most Prominent Ukrainian Folklorist of the Late XIXth and Early XXth Centuries. On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Birth of Volodymyr Hnatiuk (1871–1926)

 

Abstract

Volodymyr Hnatiuk was born on May 9, 1871 in the village of Velesniv (now – in Monastyryska District of Ternopil Region) to a peasant family. He received his higher philological education at the University of Lviv, where, under the guidance of professors Mykhaylo Hrushevsky and Oleksandr Kolessa, he became more interested in folklore. In 1895 to 1903, he made six expeditions to the territory of Transcarpathia, the result of which was still unsurpassed six-volume Ethnographic Materials from Hungarian Ruthenia. From 1898 until his death, he was an employee of the Shevchenko Scientific Society (ShSS) in Lviv, where he held various positions. As the chairman of the ShSS Ethnographic Commission, he prepared and published 22 volumes of the Ethnographic Collection, 12 volumes of the Materials for Ukrainian Ethnology, 64 issues of the Chronicle of the Ukrainian-Ruthenian Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv in Ukrainian and 59 ones – in German, 30 volumes of the Literary and Scientific Bulletin, etc. In these editions, despite a long illness, he published several hundred of his own scientific works, which have not ceased to be value to this day. In 1924, he was elected a supernumerary academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, with the promise that upon moving to Kyiv, he would become a regular academician. Unfortunately, his health did not allow him to take advantage of this offer. V. Hnatiuk died on October 6, 1926 at the age of 55.

 

Keywords

Volodymyr Hnatшuk, folklore, ethnography, Shevchenko Scientific Society, Mykhaylo Hrushevskyi, Ivan Franko, Ukrainian-Czech relations, Transcarpathia, Hungarian Ruthenia, Halychyna.

 

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