Hannah Lane

Associate Professor
Hart 206
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Hannah Lane received her MA and PhD from the University of New Brunswick - Fredericton, where she remains an Adjunct Professor with the History Department and School of Graduate Studies. She teaches courses on 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 on the cultural and social history of late 18th to late 19th century southern New Brunswick and eastern Maine through topics such as burial grounds, religion, anti-slavery, freemasonry, gender, family, demography, and wealth holding.


Refereed Articles

  • “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 and Suzanne Morton (Fredericton, N.B.: Acadiensis Press, 1994), 93-117

 Commissioned articles

  • "'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), 84-90 and 137-39
  • "'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 
  • “Diversity Within a Common Religious Culture,” Our Diverse Cities (Ottawa : Metropolis Project with the Association for Canadian Studies and Federation of Canadian Municipalities, No. 3 Summer 2007), 161-64
  • “‘The Pence of the Poor and the Pounds of the Rich’: Methodist Church Finance and Wealth-holding in Mid-Nineteenth Century St. Stephen, New Brunswick,” Papers: 1997 and 1998 (Toronto: Canadian Methodist Historical Society, 1999), 90-116
  • “Alexander McKnight,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, XII (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990), 659-60

Book Reviews 

  • Review of Gordon Heath, War with a silver lining : Canadian Protestant churches and the South African War, 1899-1902Canadian Historical Review 92,2 (2011): 363-65
  • Review of John Kent, Wesley and the WesleyansJournal of the Canadian Church Historical Society, 2003 45(1): 97-100
  • Review of J. I. Little, Love Strong as Death: Lucy Peel's Canadian Journal, 1833-1836Historical Studies in Education/Revue d'histoire de l'éducation, 25,1 (Spring 2003): 158-61
  • Review of Dale A. Johnson, The Changing Shape of English Nonconformity, 1825-1925Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire XXXVI,   (August/août 2001): 375-77


Mount Allison University

History 1601 New Nations in North America

History 2411 Canada to 1871

History/Religious Studies 3481 Religious/Spiritual Traditions in Canada

History 3491 Immigration in Canadian History

History 3511 Colonial America in an Atlantic World

History 3801 Birth to Death: Life Course and Family History

History 4420 The Atlantic Provinces

History 4901 Archives and Research Methods

University of New Brunswick

English 1013 Fundamentals of Clear Writing

Fine Arts 3796 History of Music in Canada

History 3765 Music in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

History 3775 Music in the Baroque and Classical Periods

History 3785 Music in Western Europe 1790 - 1914

History 3322 Religion in Canada 1600 -1970

History 3316 Canadian Immigration History

History 3321 Canadian Colonial Society

History 4321 Canadian and American Rural History

St. Thomas University

History 2886 Canadian Women's History


“From ‘unsightly’ to ‘ornamented’: the transformation of burial grounds in nineteenth century southern New Brunswick  

Religion in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and Calais and Baring, Maine, 1825-1881

Male and Female Students at the Mount Allison Academies, 1843-1862

Charlotte and Westmoreland Counties, New Brunswick, and Washington County, Maine census returns, 1850-1881

Freemasonry in New Brunswick and eastern Maine, 1770-1881

The History of the University of New Brunswick

Grants, awards & honours

"South-eastern New Brunswick censuses, 1851 and 1861", SSHRC Aid to Small Universities "Small Communities" Award - Faculty Grant, 2012