Today is Memory Day of prominent orientalist Aida Imanguliyeva

19/09/2021

September 19 is the day of remembrance of prominent orientalist, pedagogue, doctor of philological sciences, Professor Aida Imanguliyeva.

Aida Nasir gizi Imanguliyeva was born on October 10, 1939, in Baku in a highly educated family. In 1957, Aida Imanguliyeva graduated from school 132 of Baku with gold medal. In 1957, she enrolled in Azerbaijan State University (present Baku State University). In 1962, after graduation from Arabic philology of the department of Oriental Studies of the advanced studies within the division of the Middle Eastern Literatures of the same university. She continued her education and research at Institute of the Peoples of Asia of the former Academy of Sciences of the USSR where in 1966 she was granted PhD in Arabic Philology.

In 1966, after defense of dissertation, Aida Imanguliyeva began to work at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan-junior researcher (1966), senior researcher (1973), head of Arabic philology department (1976), deputy director for research works (1988). From 1991 to the end of her life, she worked as a director of Institute of Oriental Studies the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

In 1989, she successfully defended the second doctoral thesis in Tbilisi, Aida Imanguliyeva became the first woman-doctor of oriental studies and soon she was given professor's degree of this very specialty.

Aida Imanguliyeva is the author of 3 monographs - “Michail Nuayme and the Pen League”, “Gubran Khalil Gubran”, “Coryphaei of new Arabic literature”, more than 70 research papers focused on Eastern literatures.  She was the chairman of Defense Committee by the profile of “Literature of Asiana and African countries” operating at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

In the sphere of scientific-organizational activities Aida Imanguliyeva gave great consideration to training of highly specialized personnel of Arabists.

Aida Imanguliyeva was the member of Presidium of the All-Union Society of Orientalists,  the All-Union Coordination Council of Eastern Literature's research and the Union of Writers.

For many years, she was engaged in pedagogical activity, delivered lectures on Arabic Literature at BSU.

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