About the Essay Prize

Dr. Julian Gwyn
The essay prize is named in honour of Dr. Julian Gwyn, distinguished historian and former ACBAS member.

The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) is pleased to announce a new prize competition in the general field of Baptist and Anabaptist history and thought, especially in Canada’s Atlantic region.

The annual Julian Gwyn Prize in Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought will be awarded in the amount of $250 (Canadian). This prize will be given for the best article approved for publication in a peer-reviewed journal (including peer-reviewed student journals, open access journals, hybrid journals) by a doctoral- or masters-level student, in French or English.

The initial award will be given for submissions published in 2018–2019, and annually thereafter when submissions of outstanding quality are received. The awards will normally be announced by November 1st following the close of the annual competition (June 30th of each year).

All submissions must include:

1. An electronic copy of the article

2. Proof of the date of submission

3. Proof of current student status

Email Submissions to acbas@acadiau.ca.

Previous Recipients

Year Recipient Publication Link
2019 Sarah Kathleen Johnson “Hubmaier’s Milk Pail: Anabaptist Baptism, Rituals of Resistance,” and Liturgical Authority” View Announcement