2020 Rawlyk Lectures

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2020 Rawlyk Lecture

“Church Conflict and Social Ethics in a Maine-New Brunswick Borderlands Community”

7:00 pm (AST)

September 30, 2020

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
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2020 Rawlyk Lecturer

Dr. Hannah M. Lane

Associate Professor, Department of History, Mount Allison University
Adjunct Professor, Department of History/School of Graduate Studies, University of New Brunswick


Dr. Hannah M. Lane is an Associate Professor in the History Department of Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick and an Adjunct Professor with the Department of History and School of Graduate Studies at the University of New Brunswick. She teaches courses in Canadian history, American history in the colonial and antebellum periods, the early modern Atlantic world, and the life course and the family in Western Europe and North America. Her research focuses mainly but not exclusively on late 18th to late 19th century southern New Brunswick and eastern Maine, and topics such as burial grounds, religion, anti-slavery, freemasonry, gender, family, demography, and wealth holding.


“‘The Garden of the Dead’: The ‘Old Burial Ground,’ Cemetery Reform, and Cultural Memory,” in The Creative City of Saint John, ed. Gwendolyn Davies , Peter Laroque, and Christl Verduyn (Halifax: Formac: 2018)

“‘The Industrious Exiles of Erin’: Irish Immigrants in Mid-Nineteenth Century St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and Calais and Baring, Maine,” American Review of Canadian Studies, 1 June 2018 Taylor and Francis Online    DOI: 10.1080/02722011.2018.1474613

“Women and Public Prayer in the Mid Nineteenth Century ‘Calvinistic’ Baptist Press of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia,” in Canadian Baptist Women , ed. Sharon M. Bowler (Hamilton, On and Eugene, Or: McMaster Divinity College Press and Pickwick Publications, 2016), 3-19

“Evangelical Churches and Freemasonry in Mid-Nineteenth Century Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick,” Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism 2 (2011): 60-78

“Revivalism, Historians, and Lived Religion in the Eastern Canada -United States borderlands,” in Revival and Resurgence in Christian History, ed. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory, Studies in Church History, 44 (Woodbridge, UK: Boydell and Brewer, 2008), 251-61

“Evangelicals, Church Finance, and Wealth-Holding in Mid-Nineteenth Century St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and Calais, Maine,” in The Churches and Social Order in Nineteenth-and Twentieth Century Canada, ed. Michael Gauvreau and Ollivier Hubert  (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006), 109-50

“Tribalism, Proselytism, and Pluralism: Protestants, Family, and Denominational Identity in Mid-Nineteenth Century St. Stephen, New Brunswick,” in Households of Faith: Family, Gender, and Community in Canada 1760-1969 , ed. Nancy Christie  (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002), 103-37

“’Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend’: Methodist Women in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, 1861-1881,” in  Separate Spheres: Women’s Worlds in the 19th Century Maritimes , ed. Janet Guildford & Suzanne Morton (Fredericton, N.B.: Acadiensis Press, 1994), 93-117

About the George Rawlyk Memorial Lectures

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Dr. George Rawlyk

The Rawlyk Lectures were established in 2009 in memory of Dr. George Rawlyk. Rawlyk was born into a Ukrainian immigrant community in Ontario in 1935. He became a Baptist as a teenager, thanks to the influence of a Baptist mission in his community. He earned a degree in history at McMaster University, where he also played football. Rather than pursuing a football career, Rawlyk accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. He also earned degrees from the University of Rochester.

Rawlyk began his teaching career at Mount Allison University in 1959 and soon moved to Dalhousie University. In 1966 he began teaching history at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he remained until his death. He also lectured or taught at a variety of other universities. Over the course of his career Rawlyk wrote or edited more than thirty books, focusing especially on Canadian Baptist history. He also mentored many emerging scholars. Sadly, he passed away in 1995 as the result of injuries sustained from a car accident.

The Rawlyk lectures are held every two years in memory of George Rawlyk. Featured speakers bring expertise in various areas of Baptist studies.


September 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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