Coinciding with the Huntington Library's exhibition in recognition of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Father Junípero Serra, this conference brings together an international group of scholars to explore larger contexts within which Serra lived and the various ways he has been represented in California and beyond.
Steven Hackel discusses “The Rock and the Crucifix: Junípero Serra Then and Now”. Hackel is Professor of History at University of California Riverside. This discussion was included in the conference session topic, “Representations”.
Michael Komanecky discusses "Junípero Serra and the California Mission Myth". Komanecky is the Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum. This discussion was included in the conference session topic, “Representations”.
Dr. José Refugio de la Torre Curiel discusses "Mission Government as a Franciscan Utopia in Northwestern New Spain". Dr. José Refugio de la Torre Curiel is an educator at the Universidad de Guadalajara / El Colegio de Jalisco. This talk was included in the session topic, “Missions to Indians”.