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Ethnological and National-Identification Visions of Khvedir Vovk: On the Occasion of His 170th Birthday Anniversary

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Skrypnyk Hanna
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5-18
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39(477)(092)
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15407/nte2017.06.005
Bibliographic description:
Skrypnyk, H. (2017) Ethnological and National-Identification Visions of Khvedir Vovk: On the Occasion of His 170th Birthday Anniversary. Folk Art and Ethnology, 6 (370), 5–18.

Author

Skrypnyk Hanna – a Doctor of History, a professor, a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a head of the M. Rylskyi Institute of Art Studies, Folkloristics and Ethnology of the NAS of Ukraine

 

Ethnological and National-Identification Visions of Khvedir Vovk: On the Occasion of His 170th Birthday Anniversary

 

Abstract

The study deals with scientific achievements of Khvedir Vovk, whose 170th birthday anniversary is celebrated in current year. It is rightful that the scholar is called the patriarch of Ukrainian ethnology, taking into consideration the foundations of theoretic principles of the branch of knowledge, as well as the enormous creation, which numbers, according various estimates, over 600 scientific works (published in languages of many European nations). The world-level researcher, after a neatremark of M. Sumtsov – the scientific force of European significance, Khvedir Kindratovych Vovk has received a life time international recognition: he became a Doctorat the Sorbonne, the University of Caen Normandy and the Petrograd University, a Laureate of the Godard Award (1901), the Karl Baer Award (1906), a holder of the P. Semenov-Tian-Shan Gold Medal (1916), a Chevalier of the highest French order of merit – the National Order of the Legion of Honour (1916), as well as a member of more than ten international scientific societies and committees.

The authoressaccentuates the scholar’s innovatory aspects in the realm of social life and morals and manners, aswellasindividualbranches of industry, folk ornamentation, church construction, familial rituals and, specifically, nuptial ceremonies. It is emphasizedtha this greatest services to Ukrainian ethnography were his creation of fundamental encyclopaedic works on Ukrainian ethnology and anthropology. The question is also the scholar’s national-identification visions and his conclusions of principle about the unity of the Ukrainians, as well as the national originality of the Ukrainian culture, being a significant Identität of the Ukrainians’ national individuality.

 

Keywords

Khv. Vovk, ethnology, anthropology, national-identification determinants, ethnographic features, anthropological characteristics.

 

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