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

Accounting History Virtual Seminar

Dear colleagues

This is a friendly reminder that registrations are open for the Accounting History Virtual Seminar (AHVS) which will be held from 09:00-11:00 (BST) on 9 September 2021 (AEST 18:00-20:00 and NZ DST 20:00-22:00). Thank you to those that have already registered, we’ll send you the sign in information in due course and for those that are still to register please follow this link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/accounting-history-virtual-seminar-tickets-159336605075

The programme includes:

Curated conversation with the winners of the Robert Gibson Award 2020– Dominic Detzen and Sebastian Hoffmann

  • Curator: Stephen Walker, Professor of Accounting, University of Edinburgh

Panel: Innovation in accounting historiography – where to from here?

Panellists: 

  • Carolyn Cordery, Adjunct Professor, Victoria University of Wellington; 
  • Delfina Gomes, Associate Professor, University of Minho; 
  • Giulia Leoni, Senior Lecturer, University of Genoa; 
  • Karen McBride, Reader, University of Portsmouth; and 
  • Christopher Napier, Professor of Accounting, Royal Holloway University of London.

Research paper: Accounting for natural disasters in historical perspective – a literature review and research agenda

  • Massimo Sargiacomo, Professor of Accounting and Public Sector Management, University of Chieti-Pescara.

Register for this free and engaging virtual seminar by 1 September 2021 here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/accounting-history-virtual-seminar-tickets-159336605075.

This invitation may be freely distributed amongst your networks. 

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran. 

Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium

Call for Research Proposals

The Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium

Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 8 September 2021

The Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium (AHIESC) will be held as part of the eleventh Accounting History International Conference (11AHIC) being held in Portsmouth, United Kingdom during 8-10 September 2021.

This international forum is designed for emerging scholars of all ages and career stages, including doctoral degree students, new faculty and other emerging accounting researchers who have an interest in accounting history, and who seek to obtain feedback from senior faculty members on their historical accounting research projects in an intellectually stimulating environment.

Please find attached the ‘Call for Research Proposals’. Further details about the 11AHIC can be found at the following site: https://www.port.ac.uk/11AHIC

Please also note these important dates:

  • 2 November 2020 Submission opening
  • 19 March 2021 Submission deadline

Best wishes

Carolyn, Carolyn and Laura

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran

Editors, Accounting History

ACCOUNTING HISTORY WORKSHOP

The workshop is being held by the Accounting History Special Interest Group (AH SIG) at Southampton University on Monday, 30 March 2020 10:30–17:00, before the main BAFA Annual Conference.

Accounting history research involves investigating the development and role of accounting in the past. The stories of history are gleaned from several sources, including documents in archives, libraries, private collections, and oral recollections. They are illuminated by knowledge of context, including, social, economic, commercial, legal, educational, financial, and religious factors identified in the literature. And they are interpreted and explained using those factors, often in combination with a selection of theories.

The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the relevance of accounting history; to encourage participation in this genre of research; to describe various methods for carrying out accounting history research; to focus on how to publish historical research; and to provide an opportunity to establish networks and identify mentors and co-authors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive feedback on their research ideas and projects.

Workshop Programme

The one-day workshop will begin with an overview of accounting history methods and practice and an introduction to the Accounting History Special Interest group, followed by sessions on:

·       Carrying out accounting history research.

·       How to find primary sources.

·       How to find secondary sources.

·       Writing-up historical research: what should you include?

·       How to publish accounting history in leading journals.

·       Feedback on your ideas and projects (small group session)

Target Audience

The workshop is suitable for anyone considering beginning historical accounting research and anyone currently working in this area.

Registration

Full Ticket: £55
Reduced Rate for PhD Students Only: £25

The fee includes lunch. 

Buying a workshop ticket registers you for this event. Tickets to BAFA conferences are only available to members. To purchase a ticket, log in to your account on the BAFA Membership Portal (https://members.bafa.ac.uk/) and click the ‘Purchase Tickets’ button. Select the appropriate ticket for the event you want to attend, and follow instructions.

If you are not already a member of BAFA, please sign up for membership at https://members.bafa.ac.uk/signup. Further information on how to register for BAFA events can be found here: http://www.bafa.ac.uk/assets/uploads/conference-workshop-registration.pdf.

BAFA Annual Membership rates: Academic Staff: £30 
Unsalaried PhD/MPhil Student or Retired Academic: £15

Look forward to seeing you there!

BAFA Accounting History Special Interest Group

Inaugural Workshop on Accounting History

Aston Business School

Thursday 13th December and Friday 14th December 2018

Overview

Historical research enables us to reflect on the past in meaningful ways, provides an opportunity to reconstruct that past based on the information encountered and the experiences reflected, and offers lessons and cases that may be relevant to the present day. Historians “find” their stories from the information they gather from the archives and other documentation from and of the past. The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the relevance of accounting history to the present day, to provide various methods for carrying out accounting history research, and reflects on the issues faced when exploring the past.

 Workshop programme

The one-day workshop includes sessions by accomplished business historians, as well as the opportunity to workshop ideas and issues in accounting history research. The Guest Presenters are:

  • Professor Stephanie Decker, Aston University – Co-Editor Business History.
    • Topic – “Research Strategies in Organization History”

Stephanie Decker is a Professor in Organization Studies and History at Aston Business School, where she has been working since 2010. She is currently the Associate Dean for Research for Aston Business School. Stephanie’s research interests include the use of historical analysis for management and organization studies. This focuses on integrating historical approaches, primarily archival research influenced by postcolonial theory, ethnographic history and microhistory into social scientific research data analysis techniques such as documentary and process-based qualitative studies. Stephanie is a co-editor of Business History.

  • Professor John Singleton, Sheffield Hallam University – Professor of Economic and Business History
    • Topic: “Pitfalls and benefits of working with organisations”

John Singleton has been a Professor at Sheffield Hallam since 2011, following 17 years at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). While his PhD thesis was on the decline of the Lancashire cotton industry in the mid twentieth century, his main interest is British and world financial and economic history over the last 100 years. In NZ he was commissioned to write histories of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Audit Office. Recent books include those on Central Banking in the Twentieth Century and Economic and Natural Disasters since 1900.

  • Dr Mike Anson, Bank of England – Archivist
    • Topic: “The role of archivists and how to approach archives”

Mike Anson is Archive Manager, at the Bank of England Archive. He joined the Bank in 2004 as researcher on its official history project and was previously at the Business History Unit, London School of Economics working on commissioned histories of British Rail, and the Channel Tunnel. He has been a Trustee of the Business Archives Council since 2004, and was elected Chair in 2013. Mike is also Chair of the Conference Committee of the Archives & Records Association UK & Ireland, and external examiner at the Centre for Archives & Information Studies, University of Dundee.

 

Target audience

The workshop is for accounting and finance researchers who are either currently working in the accounting history field or interested in doing so in the future. We welcome faculty and PhD students. This is an opportunity to learn, share and receive feedback on research ideas, and discover more about conducting research and publishing in accounting history.

Further details

The workshop will be preceded by an informal dinner at 7pm on 13th December 2018 (participants’ own cost), offering an opportunity to network and establish contact with others interested in accounting history. Details of the venue will be circulated to everyone who registers for the workshop.

The workshop will run formally from 9:00-16:30 on 14 December 2018 and costs £55 for BAFA members, which includes all presentations, refreshment breaks and lunch on the Friday.

See https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/directions for travel information.

Details of accommodation options are available on request from the local host, Professor Carolyn Cordery, at c.cordery@aston.ac.uk

Registration

Registration is available through the BAFA website: http://bafa.ac.uk/