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 offer an annual prize competition in the general field of Baptist and Anabaptist history and thought, especially in Canada’s Atlantic region. We are particularly interested in submissions that situate their subject within a historical context and framework.

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

The initial award was given for submissions published in 2018–2019. The prize is given 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
2020 Maxwell Kennel “Violence and the Romance of Community: Darkness and Enlightenment in Patrick Friesen’s The Shunning.” View Announcement