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British Academy to honor Hill Library scholar’s Ethiopian studies

COLLEGEVILLE — The Council of the British Academy has bestowed the Edward Ullendorff Medal upon Getatchew Haile of The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at St. John’s University, Collegeville.

The cataloguer emeritus of Oriental manuscripts and Regents Professor of Medieval Studies will receive the award Nov. 14at Carlton House Terrace in London. The ceremony will include the Academy’s other annual prizewinners.

Haile studied theology at the Coptic Theological College, Cairo, social sciences at the American University, also in Cairo, and Semitic philology at the Eberhard-Karls-Univertitat, Tubingen, Germany.

Haile is a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Award and member of the Academy of Social Sciences of Addis Ababa University.

The Edward Ullendorff Medal is awarded for scholarly distinction


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