Call for Research Proposals – The 19th Accounting History Symposium  

Saturday 1st July 2023 

Format: Face-to-face 

Time: 9.00 am -1.00 pm 

Venue: The Star on the Gold Coast, Australia 

Following the great success of the 18th Accounting History Symposium, held on Wednesday 7th December 2022, the Accounting History Special Interest Group (AHSIG) is pleased to announce the first event of 2023. The 19th Accounting History Symposium will be held on 1st July 2023 at the Star on Gold Coast, Australia. Associate Professor Carolyn Fowler of Victoria University of Wellington will be the guest speaker for the symposium. Carolyn is the joint editor of the Accounting History Journal and will give a talk about writing for and publishing in the Accounting History Journal. She will provide valuable insights and a behind-the-scenes overview of the process, the timing, and key points to enhance the quality of manuscripts. We are delighted to have Carolyn as the 19th Accounting History Symposium guest speaker in 2023.

In addition to the guest speaker, individuals interested in making a presentation about a planned or existing research project are invited to submit a research proposal (of no more than three pages, single-spaced) containing the following information: 

1. Project (working) title 

2. Background (or scenario for investigation) 

3. Main research objective in one sentence 

4. Concise key research question(s) 

5. Research methodology 

6. Period selection 

7. Limitations of the study 

8. Expected (original) contribution.

The due date for submission of research proposals is Friday, 19 May 2023, and should be sent to (please also copy in and

In addition to the presentations of research proposals relating to accounting history, a panel of scholars will be in attendance, discussing and/or providing feedback on the presentations of the participants. 

The following registration fee will be applicable for the participants via the AFAANZ website: 

  • AHSIG members: $65 
  • AHSIG non-members: $90 

The registration fee will cover the catering including morning tea and lunch. 

We look forward to your participation at the 19th Accounting History Symposium

Giulia Leoni and Maryam Safari 

AHSIG Convenor and Deputy Convenor 

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