Accounting History International Conference 2022

Dear all, 

Just a reminder that the 11th Accounting History International Conference (11AHIC) is being held in Portsmouth, UK from the 7 – 9 September.

During the conference we will be holding an editorial board meeting on 8 September, time and venue to be advised.

For further details and registration information about the conference, please see the website link for the 11AHIC:

https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/events/the-eleventh-accounting-history-international-conference

We look forward to catching up with you in Portsmouth.

Kind regards

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

Joint editors – Accounting History

CfP: Historical Accounting for Enterprise and Society in Africa

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers on the theme “Historical Accounting for Enterprise and Society in Africa” which is to be guest edited by Professor Grietjie Verhoef and Dr Olayinka Moses. The call can be found at https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ach, in the call for papers section.

Accounting systems and institutions significantly influence the development of enterprise and society. Our understanding of these systems often omits the subtleties of difference, complexity, and contestation in Africa. Early interaction with markets outside Africa developed dynamically from the eighth century and with subsequent expeditions from metropolitan Europe and Asia. African societies through engagement with the global systems have facilitated different trajectories for market integration, and social development in their quest for independent statehood and post-colonial control. Owing to its evolution across enterprise and society, including engagements with global markets, and institutions, Africa has gained scholarly traction. Yet, the role of accounting and accounting systems in Africa’s societies and economies, but equally so in Africa’s engagement with international markets and the wider world, remains inadequately explored. This Special Issue seeks to understand the history and legacy of accounting and accounting systems in the development of enterprise and society in Africa. It directs attention to all traditions of accounting through the long history of African indigenous economies and cultures.

Author(s) are encouraged to submit their papers for peer review, with the final date for submission of papers to the special issue being 30 September 2023. Potential contributors are welcome to contact the Guest Editors to discuss their proposed topics at: Grietjie Verhoef (gverhoef@uj.ac.za) and Olayinka Moses (yinka.moses@vuw.ac.nz)

All submissions must follow the journal’s style guidelines found on the SAGE website:https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/ACH

Best wishes.

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran

Editors, Accounting History

17th Accounting History Symposium

Accounting History Special Interest Group (AFAANZ) logo

Dear Accounting History community members, 

The Accounting History Special Interest Group of AFAANZ is pleased to announce that the 17th Accounting History Symposium will be held fully online on July 2, 2022 in the morning (AEST).

The event will be free of charge for the AH-SIG members.

A fee of AUD$15 will be charged for non-members (including non-AFAANZ members).

As per our tradition, part of the event will be dedicated to research proposal presentations by accounting history scholars.

You are welcome to submit your research proposal according to the attached call for research proposals for the 17th Accounting History Symposium.

Feel also free to pass on this call to other interested colleagues and PhD students.

Further information on the event and our SIG can be found at https://www.afaanz.org/interest-group/accounting-history-special-interest-group

Registrations to the event are already open at https://www.afaanzconference.com/sigs

Thank you and best wishes

Giulia Leoni, Accounting History SIG Convenor

Maryam Safari, Accounting History SIG Deputy Convenor

EoI for hosting 12th Accounting History in 2024

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to call for expressions of interest in hosting the Twelfth Accounting History International Conference in 2024.

This expression of interest should be accompanied by a proposal that includes:

  • The proposed dates of the conference – generally August or early September
  • Conference venue (with pictures)
  • Information on rooms for plenary speakers and concurrent sessions
  • Planned key dates
  • Names of the local organising committee and designated chair
  • Letter of support from the Head of School/Department agreeing to host the conference

This proposal will then be taken to the Accounting History Special Interest Group AGM in late June or early July 2022 for discussion and a host university or universities decided on.

Please send your expression of interest to Carolyn Fowler (carolyn.fowler@vuw.ac.nz) by 17 June 2022.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the hosting of the Twelfth Accounting History International Conference, require any further information or have any questions.

Best wishes

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran

Editors, Accounting History

Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to confirm that the Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium (AHIESC) will be held as part of the 11AHIC on 7 September 2022. Individuals who wish to express an interest in attending the AHIESC can still forward their research proposals, brief biographical details, and a CV to Carolyn Fowler no later than 31 May 2022 at the following address: carolyn.fowler@vuw.ac.nz

A panel of experienced accounting history scholars will comment on the formal presentations made by each participant and offer constructive advice and encouragement to all presenters. The following senior faculty members have been confirmed for the AHIESC panel:

  • Carolyn Cordery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Karen McBride, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Christopher Napier, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Luca Zan, Università di Bologna, Italy

Research proposals of no more than six pages (double-spaced) should contain the following information:    

1. Project (working) title.  

2. Background to the study (or scenario for investigation).

3. Main research objective to be stated in a single, concise sentence.  

4. Concise statement of key research question(s). 

5. Research methodology. 

6. Period selection.  

7. Limitations of the study.

8. Expected (original) contribution of the study to the literature. 

9. List of no more than 12 key references relating to the proposed study.    

Formal invitations to attend the Colloquium will be issued on receipt and review of research proposals.  

Best wishes.

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran

Editors, Accounting History

11th Accounting History International Conference

Dear Colleagues,

The Eleventh Accounting History International Conference (11AHIC) is being held in Portsmouth, UK from 7 – 9 September 2022 with the theme of ‘How does accounting shape the past, present and future of society?’. This is hosted by the School of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, and supported by the Accounting History SIG of AFAANZ and the journal. 

There is a prospect of some sessions being conducted online for those who are unable to travel due to restrictions.

Thanks to all of you that have submitted papers for the conference. We plan to have a decision regarding submissions to you by the end of May. If you did not get your submission in on time, and still wish to submit a paper, please contact Carolyn Fowler (carolyn.fowler@vuw.ac.nz).

The following plenary speakers have been confirmed for the conference:

  • Professor Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Professor Luca Zan, Università di Bologna, Italy

The conference web site can be found at: https://www.port.ac.uk/11AHIC . Early bird registration ends on 22 July 2022. 

A special issue of the journal on the conference theme is scheduled to be published following the event and the call for papers will follow. 

Best wishes.

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

11th Accounting History International Conference – submission date extended

Dear Colleagues,

After receiving requests asking us to do so we have decided to extend the due date for paper submissions for the 11AHIC as well as the AHIESC to 31 March 2022 (previously 1 March 2022).

The Eleventh Accounting History International Conference (11AHIC) is to be held in Portsmouth, UK from 7 – 9 September 2022 with the theme of “How does accounting shape the past, present and future of society?”. This is hosted by the School of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, and supported by the Accounting History SIG of AFAANZ and the journal. The conference web site is found at: https://www.port.ac.uk/11AHIC . Submission of papers should be submitted in Word format no later than 31 March 2022 to https://www.conftool.org/11ahic/ . A special issue of the journal on the conference theme is scheduled to be published following the event and the call for papers will follow. 

The Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium (AHIESC) will be held as part of the 11AHIC on 7 September 2022.  Individuals who wish to express an interest in attending the AHIESC are requested to forward their research proposals, brief biographical details and a CV to Carolyn Fowler no later than 31 March 2022 at the following address: carolyn.fowler@vuw.ac.nz. The call for proposals is at the following link under ‘call for papers’ towards the end of the page: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ach .

If you currently have a paper submission (under review or in revision) in the Accounting History Journal system you are also welcome to submit these for presentation at the 11AHIESC. 

Best wishes.

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

Accounting History News

Dear Colleagues,

Happy new year. Below are a few announcements from the journal to begin 2022.

Although we have received a number of submissions for the “Accounting for Natural Disasters: An Historical Perspective” special issue, due to the impact of COVID19 we have decided to extend the due date of the call for papers to 15 September 2022. The call can be found at: https://journals.sagepub.com/page/ach/call-for-papers . Potential contributors are welcome to contact the Guest Editor, Professor Massimo Sargiacomo of University G.d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, to discuss their proposed topics at: msargiacomo@unich.it.

We are looking forward to greeting you all at the eleventh Accounting History International Conference (11AHIC) to be held in Portsmouth, UK from 7 – 9 September 2022 with the theme of “How does accounting shape the past, present and future of society?”. This is hosted by the School of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, and supported by the Accounting History SIG of AFAANZ and the journal. (The conference web site is found at:https://www.port.ac.uk/11AHIC .) The final date for submission of papers should be submitted in Word format no later  than 1 March 2022 to https://www.conftool.org/11ahic/ . A special issue of the journal on the conference theme is scheduled to be published following the event and the call for papers will follow. 

The Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium (AHIESC) will be held as part of the 11AHIC on 7 September 2022.  Individuals who wish to express an interest in attending the AHIESC are requested to forward  their  research  proposals,  brief  biographical  details  and  a  CV  to  Carolyn  Fowler  no later  than  1  March  2022  at  the  following  address:  carolyn.fowler@vuw.ac.nz.  The call for proposals is at the following link under ‘call for papers’ towards the end of the page:  https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ach .

Kindly pass on this information about the extension of the due date for the “Accounting for Natural Disasters: An Historical Perspective” special issue along with the 11AHIC and AHIESC information to any scholars and HDR students in your network who have an interest in Accounting History research.

Best wishes.

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran

Editors, Accounting History

CfP: Special Issue in Accounting History

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers on the theme “Accounting for Death: An historical perspective” which is to be guest-edited by Professors Lee Moerman and Sandra van der Laan. The call can be found at: https://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/ACH/AH%20CFP%20Accounting%20for%20Death%20Final-1636352407.pdf.

Research into accounting for death tends to identify death as a transactional phenomenon used in calculative practices; or a consequence of organisational or institutional activity that gives rise to demands for accountability. In situations where death is the consequence of intended or unintended organisational or institutional activity, the responsibility is to render an account of death. In order to reorient the analytical focus to death as a phenomenon in accounting studies, the term necroaccountability has been introduced into the lexicon (Moerman and van der Laan, 2022 forthcoming).  However, to date, a few scattered studies in accounting history have closely examined the relationships between accounting and death whether in regards to necroaccountability or other angles that are outlined in the call for papers. Author(s) are encouraged to submit their papers for peer review, with the final date for submission of papers to the special issue being 15 September 2023. Potential contributors are welcome to contact the Guest Editors to discuss their proposed topics at: Lee Moerman, University of Wollongong (leem@uow.edu.au) Sandra van der Laan, The University of Sydney (sandra.vanderlaan@sydney.edu.au).

All submissions must follow the journal’s style guidelines found on the SAGE website: https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/ACH

Best wishes.

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran

Editors, Accounting History