Brad Sabin Hill
The Council of the Jacob M. Lowy Collection, with the support of the Friends of Library and Archives Canada, presents:
Brad Sabin Hill, Curator of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection,
George Washington University in Washington, DC
Hebrew Printing in the Arab and Islamic World
Accompanied by an exhibition of rare documents from
Library and Archives Canada’s Jacob M. Lowy Collection
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.
2nd floor, 395 Wellington Street
The presentation will be in English
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Biography of Brad Sabin Hill
Brad Sabin Hill is Curator of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He previously held positions in Canada and Britain, as Curator of the Jacob M. Lowy Collection of rare Hebraica at the National Library of Canada, as Head of the Hebrew Section of the British Library, and as Fellow in Hebrew Bibliography at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He also served as Dean of the Library at the YIVO Institute in New York.
The author, co-author or editor of a number of books and articles in the field of Hebrew bibliography and booklore, including Incunabula, Hebraica & Judaica (Ottawa, 1981) and Hebraica from the Valmadonna Trust (London, 1989), Hill has published studies on Hebrew typography and Hebrew libraries, as well as on Yiddish manuscripts and Yiddish bibliography. He has curated exhibitions in Ottawa, London, New York and Washington, including the first display of books and manuscripts in the Lowy Collection, and displays of Renaissance Hebrew printing at the Morgan Library in New York, of Spinozist writings in Yiddish at the YIVO Institute, and most recently of Hebrew printing in the Orient at George Washington University.
Formerly a member of the Oriental Faculty of the University of Oxford, Hill is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a Senior Associate of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.