2023 California Missions Foundation Conference Call For Papers

Theme Selected for 2023 CMF Virtual Conference

“The History of Wine: Mission Sonoma 200 Years”

The California Missions Studies Committee of CMF has selected the theme for the 2023 CMF California Missions and Presidios Conference slated virtually for February 17-18, 2023:

“The History of Wine: Mission Sonoma 200 Years”

2023 will be the 200th anniversary of the founding of Mission San Francisco Solano, the 21st  and final link in the Alta California mission chain, and the only mission established after Mexico's independence from Spain. In the first half of the 19th century, the Sonoma region became a hub of Spanish and Mexican trade, diplomacy and conflict with indigenous communities, the Russian Empire and the United States, eventually becoming the site of what came to be known as the Bear Flag Revolt, leading to the U.S. annexation of Alta California. Sonoma is also the historical birthplace of the U.S. wine industry with its roots in the mission experience bringing together indigenous, European and Latin American culinary traditions.

The theme of “The History of Wine: Mission Sonoma 200 Years” should be considered broadly. For the 2023 California Missions Conference, the California Missions Foundation's Paper and Publications Committee invites paper and panel proposals that explore topics related to Sonoma and Alta California's northernmost frontier as well as the role of wine and food in the area's indigenous, Spanish and Mexican past.

If you would like to submit a presentation for consideration for the upcoming 2023 California Missions Conference, please send the following via email to Conference@californiamissionsfoundation.org: 1. An abstract of 100 to 200 words. Please 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.

Abstracts are due via email by January 5, 2023 to the attention of the California Missions Conference Program Coordinators: conference@californiamissionsfoundation.org.

Annual California Missions Conferences

2023 San Francisco Solano
2022 San Luis Obispo
2021 San Gabriel
2020 Monterey and Carmel
2019 San Diego de Alcalá
2018 Santa Clara
2017 Santa Inés
2016 San Juan Bautista
2015 San Buenaventura
2014 San Antonio de Padua
2013 Santa Bárbara
2012 San Rafael Arcángel
2011 San Miguel Arcángel
2010 San Luis Rey de Francia
2009 San 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 Santa Bárbara
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