The report about the scientific-investigation and the scientific-organizational activity for 2015 has been listened in the Scientific Council of the Institute of Folklore
On the 14 th of December the regular meeting of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Folklore was held. Informing about the problem - the report about the scientific-investigation and the scientific-organizational activity for 2015 of the Institute of Folklore - the director of the Institute, the corresponding member of ANAS Mukhtar Kazimoglu–Imanov began the meeting. The scientific secretary of the Institute, Ph.D. Elchin Abbasov gave the following information to the members of the Scientific Council . The report included the following problems such as to carry out the orders and commands of the President of Azerbaijan Republic, the decisions of Cabinet of Ministries and to fulfill State programs, the scientific-investigation works, the relation of fundamental science with the education, the international relations, participation in international organizations in abroad, grants, the situation of the electronically science, the publishing activity, the publication in abroad, the training of specialists, the scientific-organizational activity, the social activity, rewarding and prizes.
It was notified that the great meetings were held at the Institute according to the order dedicated on the 200 th jubilee of the translation into Germany and publication of the epos “The Book of Dede Gorgud” with the date 20 February 2015 by the President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev and the activity program affirmed by the Cabinet of Ministries of Azerbaijan Republic.
The Institute of Folklore hold two great symposiums such as together with The Fund of Knowledge near the President of Azerbaijan Republic and ANAS Institute of Literature named after Nizami on the 6 th -7 th of November in the Central Library of ANAS the 1 st International Symposium named “Epos and ethnos” dedicated on the 200 th jubilee the knowing to the science world of the monument “The Book of Dede Gorgud” and the 2 nd International Symposium named “Epos and ethnos” on the 12 th November in 2015 together with Qafgaz University and Baku Slavic University.
With the act of the order (March 14, 2014) “About celebrating the 70 th jubilee of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences” by the President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev the monographic book about the history of Azerbaijan folklore-study science of the first half of the 20 th century which is called “Azerbaijan folklorists” by Doctor of Sciences on Philology Jalal Gasimov has been prepared to the publication.
According to the acting of the 9 th paragraph of the Program “The State Program acting the National Strategy during 2009-2015 years on the development of the science in Azerbaijan Republic ” the unity of working has been enlarged with the scientific-educational and cultural organizations.
In 2015 four problems, seven themes, forty five works in the direction of “The sources, formation, development objective laws and relations of Azerbaijan folklore” have been carried out. Twenty three of them have been completed according to the plan.
The following works have been mentioned as the important results:
The name of the work: Azerbaijan folklorists (1920-1950). Baku , Elm, 2015, 456 pages.
The problem: Collecting, investigation and publication of Azerbaijan folklore.
The leader of the problem: The chairman of the department “Folklore and the written literature”, professor Kamran Aliyev. The scientific sphere of 1920-1950 years, especially the selflessness shown by Azerbaijan folklorists during the repressive and totalitarian regime situation has been investigated on te base of the facts and documents. The archive materials discovered for the first time about the different folklorists attain the importance to study the history of Azerbaijan folklore-study and its many different problems.
The volume of the work: 456 pages
The executor: Doctor of Sciences on Philology, professor Jalal Gasimov
2. The name of the work: Shaman-hero archetype in Azerbaijan folklore. Baku : Elm ve tehsil. 2015, 436 pages.
Problem: The historical and theoretical problems of Azerbaijan folklore.
The leader of the work: The director of the Institute of Folklore ANAS , the correspondent member of ANAS Mukhtar Imanov.
In the book Shaman/Hero archetype being one of the main structure models of Azerbaijan/Oghuz/Turk ethno-cosmic thinking has been restored on the base of the epos “Asli-Kerem” and the second part of the epos “The Book of Dede Gorgud”. The analysis has been carried out without exception on the text information, the ritual-mythological information given by the text gives opportunity to reconstruct the archetype, formula and schedules of the cosmological thinking in the present level.
The volume of the work: 18 p.p.
The executor: Doctor of Sciences on Philology Seyfaddin Rzasoy
In the report it is shown that the first level of the works on the program “The genesis according to the folklore the state symbol, etiquette, ceremony and holidays in Turkic nations” (2015-2016) has been completed. In this level, especially, “The genesis according to the folklore the state ceremony and holidays in Turkic nations” has been prepared to the publication about 20 a .p.
On the 7 th December in 2015 the 1 st Scientific Conference on the theme “Folklore and State system” was held on the project “The genesis according to the folklore the state symbol, etiquette, ceremony and holidays in Turkic nations”.
The Institute of Folklore has been enlarged the relations with the high educational institutions, too.
During this year the Institute of Folklore has celebrated 3 international symposium, 2 international conferences, 1 republic scientific conference, 1 republic scientific session, 1 holiday organization, 2 round-table talks.
During this year more than 40 books and journals have been published.
Two monographic books have been published in abroad:
Fuzili Bayat. Turkic shamanism with the main lines. The 4 th edition. Istanbul , Otuken, 2015.
Turkic Mythological System. Turk Mythology in ontological and epistemological connection. Volume: 1, the 3 rd publication, Istanbul , Otuken, 2015.
Two articles have been published in the journals with Impact factor:
1. Islam Sadig. Idea of eternal life in shumerian and Turkish Folk-lore: shumer's “life tree” and dada Gorghud's “gabha agaj” (“holy tree”), Cult of tree in turkish folk-lore. Salmagundi-A Quarterly Of The Humanities And Social Sciences, ISSN: 0036-3529. Vol 6, No 1, 2015. Pp. 80-88. http://www.jobn.org
2. Afzaladdin Asgar. Ceremony “Tuom” in the “Book of Dede Korkut” /International Journal of Biologi, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences (İJBPAS). September, 2015, 4 (9), Special issue: 108-114.
The texts of the collections and scientific investigations published by the Institute in 2015 have been placed in www.folklorinstitutu.com . The sites of two scientific journals – “Investigations about Azerbaijan oral folk literature” and “Dede Gorgud” of the Institute of Folklore ( www.tedqiqler.net və www.dede-qorqud.net ) are active.
The correspondent member of ANAS, professor Zemfira Safarova taking part in the meeting estimated the report about the scientific-investigation and the scientific-organizational activity of the Institute of Folklore for 2015 very great.
The director of the Institute of Folklore ANAS , the correspondent member of ANAS Mukhtar Kazimoglu-Imanov also notified that the problems for next year would be solved confidently.
At the end the report about the scientific-investigation and the scientific-organizational activity of the Institute for 2015 has been accepted by common consent.