At the Scientific Council of the Institute of Folklore the report about the scientific and scientific-organizing activity for the first half period of the 2017 year has been discussed
On the 19th of June the Scientific Council of the Institute of Folklore ANAS was held. At the meeting the academician Mohsun Nagisoylu also took part. The meeting was opened by the director of the Institute of Folklore, academician Mukhtar Kazimoglu-Imanov, he introduced the problems to the members of the Scientific Council. First of all the report about the scientific and scientific-organizing activity for the first half period of the 2017 year was listened at. About the scientific-investigational works it was mentioned that during 2017 at the Institute of Folklore in the direction of “The sources, formation, development objective laws and relations of Azerbaijan folk activity” on the base of 4 problems, 7 subjects, 44 scientific works were investigated. According to the plan twenty four of them will be completed this year. It was mentioned that the program “The multidisciplinary problems of the functional structure of Azerbaijan folklore” was being continued during 2017 at the Institute of Folklore ANAS. In the report it was shown that the relations of the Institute of Folklore with the high schools of our country had been improved. More than ten collaborators of the Institute had taught the subjects literature and folklore-study at the universities such as Sumgait State University, Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University, Eurasia University, University of Economics, etc.
Academician Mukhtar Imanov, Professor Naila Rahimbayli, Ph.D. Agaverdi Khalil, Ph.D. Nizami Muradoglu, Ph.D. Fidan Gasimova, Ph.D.Aynur Jalilova, Ph.D. Tahir Orujov, Ph.D. Atash Ahmadli, Ali Shamil, Gumru Shahriyar, Ph.D. Naila Askar and others took part at the international symposiums and conferences. The journals and the texts of the scientific investigations published by the Institute of Folklore have been put at the site of the www.folklor.az. Two sites of the scientific journals of the Institute of Folklore such as “The investigations about Azerbaijan oral folk literature” and “Dede Gorgud” have acted (www.tedqiqler.net and www.dede-qorqud.net.) The materials of the site www.folklor.az have been published in two languages such as in Azerbaijani and English. Facebook page of the Institute of Folklore, including the social pages of the different departments have been created, the page “Folklor Institutu” have begun its activity in https://www.youtube.com. The PDF formation of books and journals published by the Institute of Folklore have been put at the site www.folklor.az.
The following books have been published in the first half of the year:
1. Mukhtar Imanov. Genesis and poetics of the laugh in Azerbaijan folklore, Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
2. Kamran Aliyev. The problems of the modern folklore-study. Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
3. Seyfeddin Ganiyev. Ashug Barat from Shirvan. Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
4. Tajir Gurbanov. Khasta Zarnishan’s soul world. Baku, SkyG, 2017.
5. Naila Askar. Islam geography and games in Azerbaijan. Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
6. Tovuz folklore samples. Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
7. Folklore and written literature, Book 2. Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
8. Fuzuli bayat. From shaman to samazan: the play and the player. Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
9. Folklore and statehood thought. Book 2, Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
10. Matanat Abbasova. The genesis and poetics of Azerbaijan folk poem. Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
11. Altay eposes and legends. Translator: Sakina Gaybaliyeva. Baku, Elm ve tehsil, 2017.
It was mentioned that the Institute of Folklore realized many meetings, including 1 conference, 1 session, 3 presentations, 1 holiday celebration, 1 memory meeting. According to the order April 14, 2017 of the National Council of Azerbaijan Republic the changes have been done in the structure of the Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Council. The director of the Institute of Folklore, the correspondent member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Mukhtar Imanov has been again elected for six years as the member of the Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Council. But according to the meeting April 18, 2017 of the Council Mukhtar Imanov has been elected the Chairman of the Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Council. On the 2nd of May in 2017 the director of the Institute of Folklore ANAS, the corresponding member of ANAS, Professor Mukhtar Kazimoglu Imanov was elected as the active member of ANAS, the chairman of the department “Folklore and written literature”, Doctor of Sciences, professor Kamran Aliyev was elected the corresponding member of ANAS.
Ph.D., associate professor, the chairman of the department “Folklore of limited nations” of the Institute of Folklore ANAS, writer and poet Nizami Muradoglu was also awarded for his scientific activity with the golden medal “The best patriotic investigator” by the Commission “Europe Publishing Press House”.
The report of the Institute of Folklore for the first half of the year was estimated by the academician very highly.