Yaroslav Hrytsak

Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukrainian: Ярослав Грицак, born January 1, 1960 in Dovhe,[1] Stryi Raion) is a Ukrainian historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences and professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Director of the Institute for Historical Studies of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Guest professor (1996-2009) at Central European University in Budapest; First Vice-President (1999-2005) of the International Association of Ukrainians. Chief editor of the scientific journal "Ukraine Modern". Member of the editorial board of the journals Ab Imperio, Critique, Slavic Review, and a member of the supervisory board of Harvard Ukrainian Studies. Honorary Professor of NaUKMA.

Yaroslav Hrytsak
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Born (1960-01-01) January 1, 1960 (age 60)
EducationUniversity of Lviv
OccupationHistorian, professor


He gained his PhD in 1987 at University of Lviv. Hrytsak passed his habilitation in 1996.[1] He has been director of the Institute for Historical Research, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv since 1992.[2]

In 1998 he won an award of "Przegląd Wschodni" for the best foreign book on Eastern Europe.[1] For his book about Ivan Franko he won the Antonovych prize for Intellectual Achievements and the "Best Book in Ukraine" from the leading Ukrainian magazine Кореспондент[3] and the Jerzy Giedroyc Award (founded by Maria Curie-Skłodowska University) in 2014.[4]


  • The Spirit that Moves to Battle... A political portrait of Ivan Franko (1856-1916) (Lviv, 1990, in Ukrainian)
  • Essays in Ukrainian History: Making of Modern Ukrainian Nation (Kyiv, 1996, in Ukrainian) (Polish translation: Historia Ukrainy 1772-1999. Narodziny nowoczesnego narodu)

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  1. ^ a b c "Yaroslav Hrytsak".
  2. ^ "Yaroslav Hrytsak". timeandspace.lviv.ua.
  3. ^ "Lecture by Professor Yaroslav HRYTSAK: "A Report from the Eastern Front: Ukraine as a Conundrum for Europe"". College of Europe.
  4. ^ "Nagroda im. Jerzego Giedroycia trafiła do prof. Jarosława Hrycaka".

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