The outstanding scientist Amin Abid’s 120th anniversary was held at ANAS

ANAS Institute of Folklore held Republican Scientific Conference “One of the First Theorists of Azerbaijani Folklore - Amin Abid” dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the outstanding theorist, literary critic Amin Abid at the main building of ANAS.
The conference was attended by employees of the institutes of Folklore, Literature named after Nizami, Archeology and Ethnography of ANAS, teachers and students of higher educational institutions of the republic, doctoral students and post graduate students, as well as mass media.

Director of the Institute of Folklore, academician Mukhtar Imanov opened the conference and told about Amin Abid’s systematic study of the rich scientific and artistic heritage contributed to the development of folklore in our country. He noted that, A.Abid was the author of an analysis of a number of ancient Oghuz epics, such as “Kitabi Dede Gorgud”, “Oghuzname”, as well as the history of Azerbaijani literature, the Bayati genre.

M.Imanov mentioned that, the scientist played the special role in the study of the history of Azerbaijani folklore during the 1920–1930s. Amin Abid studied the literature of Azerbaijan not in the regional framework, but in the context of the entire Turkic language and literature.

Director of the institute noted that, the writer was arrested and executed in 1938, his works were banned and his articles were reprinted after the country achieved independence. Academician Mukhtar Imanov informed that, in 2016 the book “Amin Abid. Literature History of Azerbaijani Turks” was published.

During the conference the reports by Ph.D in Philology, Professor Sahar Orujova on “Folklore in Amin Abid’s works”, Doctor in Philology, Professor Mammad Aliyev on “Amin Abid’s role in the study of lyrical folklore”, Doctor in Philology, Professor Bedirkhan Ahmmadli on “Criteria of Amin Abid’s Modern Artistic Thinking in the History of Literature”, Doctor in Philology, Professor Adalat Tahirzadeh “One of 700 students” and PhD in Ethnography Khalilli Khalieddin on “History and literature as a single structure of moral and social memory in the methodology of studying by Amin Abid” were listened at.

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