International scientific conference on the theme “Multidisciplinary function of Azerbaijan pomegranate” was held
On the 29th of November, 2018, in the city Goychay the international scientific conference on “Multidisciplinary function of the Azerbaijan pomegranate” was held jointly by the Institute of Folklore of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Knowledge Fund under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Goychay District Executive Power. Participants of the conference held at the administrative building of the Goychay district branch of the New Azerbaijan Party first got acquainted with the exhibition of Goychay folk art. The conference started with a demonstration of a documentary film “A World – Thousands of nations”. The film was about the development of pomegranate in Goychay, the scientific conference on pomegranate and pomegranate holidays.
Mehdi Salimzade, head of Goychay Region Executive Power welcomed the participants of the conference and expressed gratitude to the government for the development of gardening in our country, he also told about the different kinds of pomegranate such as “Azerbaijan guloyshesi”, “Bala Mursal”, “Shahnaz”, “Agshirin”, “Girmizigabig”, “Veles”, “Shelli melesi”, and exporting of pomegranates to foreign countries.
Academician Mukhtar Imanov, director of the Institute of Folklore of ANAS, made a presentation on “The mythological semantics of Azerbaijan folklore” in many genres of Azerbaijani folklore - tales, epoces, poems, ashug art, folk songs, etc. the pomegranate descriptions, as well as the fact that the folk poetry is characterized by a particular plot, motif and image of pomegranate, expressing love, power, productivity as a mythological symbol.
After the conference, employees of ANAS Institute of Folklore and other guests visited the Alley of Martyrs in Goychay region and the grave of poet Ali Karim.