On October 26, 2023, an integrative lesson on " Ashug environments in Azerbaijan and their prominent representatives " was conducted by Assoc.Prof. Aynur Ghazanfargizi, a lecturer from the Department of Languages and Literatures, and Dr. Nazir Ahmadli, the head of the Foreign Relations Department at the Atatürk Center.
In the lesson's introduction, Aynur Ghazanfargizi shared in-depth information about Nazir Ahmadli, portraying him as a researcher dedicated to studying Ashug culture through archival documents and factual evidence.
Following the introduction, Nazir Ahmadli delivered a speech, noting that the study of the lives of Ashiqs in folklore had traditionally relied on epic narratives. However, thanks to written descriptions, some facts have been obtained. Continuing his speech, the researcher elucidated the purpose behind written descriptions and provided detailed insights into his studies. He mentioned that the dates of birth and death of Ashiqs were presented with a difference of at least 30-40 years. He further delved into the works of Ashig Alasgar, addressing the publication of poems attributed to him without substantial basis. Drawing comparisons, he discussed the exchange between Ashig Alasgar and Ashig Ali. During the session, Ashig recited poems by Alasgar, responded to students' questions, and generously presented his books as gifts to actively participating students in the discussions.
Concluding the session, Assoc. Prof. Dilbar Zeynalova, the head of the Department of Languages and Literatures, extended her gratitude to the guest for their valuable contributions to the exploration and promotion of Ashug culture. She also appreciated their involvement in the integrative lesson project.