The Pokuttia Trinity Research Center was established at the Kolomyia Institute
of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University to study, promote and inculcate
the works of Les Martovych, Marko Cheremshyna and Vasyl Stefanyk. The Center
began functioning on January 2, 2018.
The first scholar of the Center was Oleksandr Soletskyi, Doctor of Sciences in
Philology, later joined by the renowned researcher Mykola Vasylchuk (PhD in
Philology), and then, since 2019, Nataliia Mocherniuk, Doctor of Sciences in
Philology, who has remained a sole scholar carrying on research and administration.
Through the agency of the Center, a regional literary and journalistic contest for
students and pupils named after Vasyl Stefanyk was founded, which will be held this
year for the fourth time, a conference Vasyl Stefanyk, Ivan Franko, Andrey Sheptytsky
in the Scope of Historic and Cultural Processes of the Late 19th and Early 20th
Centuries was run resulting in a joint monograph to commemorate the 80th
anniversary of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University founding. The
Center co-hosted an international academic conference A Keen Observer of Galician
Life: On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Les Martovych’s Birth (February
11–12, 2021), and is currently compiling a volume of conference proceedings. To pay
tribute to the writer, Nataliia Mocherniuk worked up the articles “The Writer Who
Disliked Falsity (On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Les Martovych’s
Birth)” in Bukovinskyi Zhurnal, No. 1, and “If It Weren’t for That Frantic Boredom:
The Talent and Haplessness of Les Martovych” in Dzvin, No 2.
See also YouTube footage of the opening of the Center
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