California Missions Conference

MISSION SANTA CLARA CHOSEN TO CO-HOST 2018 CONFERENCE

Mission Santa Clara

The upcoming California Missions Conference presented by the California Missions Foundation on February 16-18, 2018 will be co-hosted by Mission Santa Clara, located on the campus of Santa Clara University.

The Conference will kick off on Friday, February 16 with panel discussions during the morning and tours of both the Mission Santa Clara church and the adjacent De Saisset Museum during the afternoon. The church tour will highlight Santa Clara’s historic mission era art – much of which has been successfully conserved through funding from the California Missions Foundation and its partner foundations.

The first day of the Conference will wrap-up on Friday evening, with a registration reception in the Santa Clara University Nobili Hall Dining Room. The reception will be followed by the by Annual CMF Membership Meeting, the Missions Conference Keynote Address, and a program in the Mission Santa Clara Church.

On Saturday morning, the Conference will re-convene in the De Saisset Museum with annual paper presentations in the Auditorium and Exhibitor tables in the Foyer.

The Annual CMF Awards Banquet will be held, Saturday evening, in the historic Santa Clara University Adobe Lodge.

Sunday tours of local, historic adobes are in work.

ROSE MARIE BEEBE AND ROBERT SENKEWICZ TO GIVE 2018 CALIFORNIA MISSIONS CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Highly respected scholars Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz will give the 2018 California Missions Conference Keynote Address on Friday evening, February 16 in the church at Mission Santa Clara.

“It is truly an honor for us to again have Rose Marie and Bob as part of the California Missions conference,” said CMF Executive Director David A. Bolton. “For so many years, they have contributed so much to the studies of early California history. Their lectures, their writings and their books have helped so many better understand the complex story of the California Missions and Presidios, and early life in Alta California.”

More about Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz:

Rose Marie Beebe is Professor of Spanish literature at Santa Clara University. Together with her husband, Robert M. Senkewicz, Professor of History at Santa Clara University, they have collaborated on a number of books on the history of Spanish and Mexican California including, The History of Alta California, Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535–1846; Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women, 1815–1848; and “To Toil in That Vineyard of the Lord”: Contemporary Scholarship on Junípero Serra; and Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015). Their current project is on Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s five-volume “Recuerdos históricos y personales....” They are in the process of translating and annotating this very important manuscript.

Beebe and Senkewicz have received numerous teaching and scholarship awards at Santa Clara University. In 2015 they were recognized with the University Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship. They have also received awards from The Bancroft Library, the Historical Society of Southern California, the California Mission Studies Association, the California Council for the Promotion of History. Beebe received a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Vallejo project.

VENDOR AND EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

Once again we will have a space for vendors and exhibitors. This year it will be held on Saturday, February 17th from 9:00AM to 5:00 PM at the De Saisset Museum on the Santa Clara Campus (set-up time will be from 8:30 to 9:00). Nearby parking is available. 

If you are interested in being a vendor at the event you must be registered for the CMF 2018 conference.

Download vendor/exhibitor registration form here

Please fill out vendor/exhibitor registration form and return it to Carol Kenyon (address on the registration form) by February 6, 2018. 

There is no registration fee for a vending table but all vendors must be a 2018 CMF Conference registrant. We will provide one 6’ table including a tablecloth and two chairs for each entry submitted. 

If you have any questions, please phone Carol at 805-729-0490 or email at carol.tintent@gmail.com

 

CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHOSEN AS OFFICIAL CMF CONFERENCE HOTEL

The Candlewood Suites located across from Mission Santa Clara has been selected as the host hotel for the 2018 California Missions Conference. A negotiated room block has been arranged for conference attendees with a nightly rate of $129.

The Candlewood Suites is located at 481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara and directly across from the SCU Main Entry. Please ask for the hotel front desk and refer to code CMF when booking your room to obtain the CMF discounted rate. Please do not press "reservations" as this takes you to the hotel's national outside reservation agencies, and the group block will need to be reserved through the hotel's front desk at (408) 241-9305.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 2018 CALIFORNIA MISSIONS CONFERENCE

For the 2018 California Missions Conference, the California Missions Foundation's Paper and Publications Committee invites paper and panel proposals related to "Partnerships" in the Mission, Pueblo, Presidio and Indian communities of California.

"It is always something we should promote and always something to strive for," said CMF Treasurer Mike Imwalle.

In selecting "Partnerships" as this year's Conference theme, the Committee explained that:

"We are looking forward to the California Mission Foundation 2018 Conference at the Santa Clara Mission. The conference will celebrate our past partnerships as we look forward to developing new partnerships and friends. In an era that celebrates new and diverse thought, CMF endeavors to accomplish our goal: "(we are) dedicated to preserving the landmark California Missions and associated historical and cultural resources for the benefit of the public". CMF recognizes and celebrates the many special partners of our history. Now, we must look forward to establishing new partnerships to realize our goals.

The theme of "Partnerships" should be considered broadly. Scholars from various disciplines can explore key elements related to the history and preservation of California's Mission, Pueblo, Presidio and Indian communities.

If you would like to submit a presentation for consideration for the upcoming 2018 California Missions Conference, please send the following via email to
  1. An abstract of 100 to 200 words. Indicate if it is a single presentation (20 min including questions), or a panel session (60 min.)
  2. Names of all presenters, affiliation(s), contact information (including e-mail)
  3. Audio-visual requirements

Due to disruptions from California’s extraordinary 2017 fire season, the deadline for presentation proposals, via email, has been extended to January 8, 2018.

Please send proposals to the attention of the California Missions Conference Program Coordinators:
conference@californiamissionsfoundation.org.

CALIFORNIA MISSIONS CONFERENCE TO HOST ADDITIONAL EVENTS

For the second straight year, CMF's California Missions Conference this coming February will again feature Friday sessions and gathering for CMF's Presidio Alliance and the annual CMF Missions and Presidios Workshop.

The CMF Presidio Alliance will focus on the military, governmental, maritime aspects of Alta California Mission History, considering both global and Spanish Borderland contexts. Goals of the Alliance are to encourage research projects which contribute to interpretation of Mission History along the El Camino Real during the Spanish and Mexican eras.

The annual CMF Missions and Presidios Workshop will include workshops in historic building conservation, garden restoration, NPS cultural landscape programs, and art care. Traditionally, the gathering has featured historical topics and networking and funding opportunities. Besides the educational presentations, Mission curators get the chance each year to discuss their common issues and engage in joint problem solving. The conference has also regularly honored those who aid the missions in notable ways with the Lasuen Award.

One of the important things to come out of the first CMF Missions and Presidios Workshop was the creation of a detailed contact list for continued contact and networking. CMF keeps that list up to date today. After varied early sponsors, CMF came to the rescue with long term sponsorship for the last 16 years. CMF's continued support will provide another top quality 2018 informative exchange as well as support for those charged with the day-to-day protection of the missions' heritage of buildings and artifacts. 

If you would like to attend the 20th Annual CMF Missions and Presidios Workshop or the CMF Presidio Alliance please contact CMF at info@californiamissionsfoundation.org.

CALIFORNIA MISSIONS CONFERENCE TO HOST ADDITIONAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

20TH CMF MISSIONS AND PRESIDIOS WORKSHOP

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Missions Curators and Directors Conference - Benson Center Parlor C

2ND ANNUAL CMF PRESIDIO ALLIANCE

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Institute for the Study of Presidios - Benson Center Willman Room

35TH CALIFORNIA MISSIONS CONFERENCE

1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration - Nobili Hall Dining Room 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - No host lunch - Benson Center Cafeteria 

2:00 p.m. – Guided Tours of the De Saisset Museum (Optional)

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour of Mission Santa Clara and historic artwork (Optional)

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Hosted Reception - Nobili Hall Dining Room

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CMF Annual General Membership Meeting and Keynote Address: Rosemary Beebe and Robert Senkewicz

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018

35TH CALIFORNIA MISSIONS CONFERENCE

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast - Nobili Hall Dining Room

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration - De Saisset Auditorium

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Morning Presentations and Papers - De Saisset Auditorium

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Optional Lunch - Nobili Dining Room

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Presentations and Papers - De Saisset Auditorium

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet Hosted Reception - Nobili Hall Dining Room

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Awards Banquet - Adobe Lodge Dining Room

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

OPTIONAL AREA EVENTS

11:30 a.m. Hosted tour of History San Jose’s Peralta Adobe

1:00 p.m. Hosted tour of California Pioneers’ of Santa Clara County Roberto Adobe and Sunol House

1:30 p.m. Guided Tour of Mission San Juan Bautista

1:00 p.m. Guided Tour of Mission San Jose

10:00 a.m. Mass in the Mission Santa Clara Church

8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. English Mass in the Mission San Juan Bautista Church

12:00 p.m. Spanish Mass in the Mission San Juan Bautista Church

Annual California Missions Conferences

2018 Santa Clara de Asís
2017 Santa Inés
2016 San Juan Bautista
2015 San Buenaventura
2014 San Antonio de Padua
2013 El Presidio de Santa Bárbara and
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2012 San Rafael Arcángel
2011 San Miguel Arcángel
2010 San Luis Rey de Francia
2009San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel
2008 Tucson, Arizona
2007 San Francisco de Asís
2006 San Diego de Alcalá
2005 San Fernando Rey de España
2004 San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
2003 Santa Cruz
2002 La Paz, Baja California Sur
2001 Royal Presidio Chapel, Monterey
2000 San Gabriel Arcángel
1999 Santa Inés Virgen y Mártir
1998 San Juan Capistrano
1997 Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó
(Baja California Sur)
1996 San Francisco de Asís
1995 San Francisco Solano
1994 San Diego de Alcalá
1993 San Antonio de Padua and San Miguel Arcángel
1992 San Luis Rey de Francia
1991 La Purísima Concepción
1990 The Presidio of Santa Barbara and
Mission Santa Barbara
1989 San Juan Bautista
1988 San Fernando Rey de España
1987 Santa Clara de Asís
1986 San Buenaventura
1985 San José
1984 San Juan Capistrano