February 28, 2021
From Galicia to New York: Salo W. Baron and His Legacy
In 2012, ASU Jewish Studies and the Institute of Jewish Studies at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland inaugurated a formal collaboration, in the interest of paving the way to a new understanding of the Jewish past, in the larger context of western history, religion, and culture. Together, they convened a research symposium examining the revival of Jewish Studies, and the proceedings were published in volume 11 (2013) of the journal, Scripta Judaica Cracoviensia.
“From Galicia to New York: Salo W. Baron and His Legacy” was the next step in this scholarly collaboration: a conference to honor and consider the scholarly work of Salo Wittmayer Baron, whose 120th birthday was celebrated on May 26, 2015. Since Professor Baron’s outstanding scholarship was a joint effort with his wife, Jeannette M. Baron, the conference will honor her memory and her contribution to scholarship, as well.
organized by ASU Jewish Studies and Institute for Jewish Studies at Jagiellonian University
sponsored by The Knapp Family Foundation; Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation; Arizona State University Center for Jewish Studies; Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University; Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture; Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University; and Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University