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Mr. Nicos Hadjinicolaou, professor of the University of Crete and researcher of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of FORTH receives the HERDER prize for 2006

Feb 01, 2006

The Herder Prize is accompanied by a monetary prize of 15,000 euro and is awarded annually since 1963 to "personalities from Eastern and Southeastern Europe who have contributed to the preservation and elevation of the cultural heritage of Europe in an exemplary way".

The prize has been presented to personalities such as music composers Sandor Kanyadi and Krzysztof Penderecki, writers Ismail Kadare and Milan Kundera, philosopher Roman Ingarden, director Andrei Wajda and art historians Ian Bialostotski and Anton Pigler. Greeks awarded with this prize include Manolis Andronikos, K. T. Dimaras, Ioannis Kakridis, Emmanouil Kriaras, Manousos Manousakas, Spiridon Marinatos, Anastasios Orlandos, Dimitrios Pallas, Konstantinos Tripanis and Manolis Hadjidakis.

The awarding ceremony will take place at 11 o' clock on Friday, May 5, in the ceremony hall of the University of Vienna. The prize will be presented by the Rector of the University, prof. Georg Winckler.

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