Prof. Getachew Haile awarded coveted medal

( 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.14 at 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 and achievements in the field of Semitic languages or Ethiopian studies.

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2 Responses to Prof. Getachew Haile awarded coveted medal

  1. Legesse Motta

    August 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Dr. Getachew is one of the few individuals with deep and broad knowledge and commitment to Ethiopian causes and Ethiopian Orthodox Church issues. His clarity of thought is admirable. We should all honor him. He deserves this prize too.

  2. wey gud

    August 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Congratulation Dr. Getachew!!!!!!!

    Wish you the best.

    Legesse, I am not sure about your account on the commitment to EOTC. Reason is his excuses of not
    to support the legitimate Holy synod. You and me
    and all EOTC believers know what the Addis Ababa
    “Synod” is all about. You judge why is not supporting the diaspora one. Personal, not cannon or dogma.