Letter from the President
This is an exciting time for the AAH section as we leverage our successful past to expand our reach as a 21st century global organization. We have substantially completed the transition from a standalone entity during early 2018 and we are now operating as a section within the American Accounting Association (AAA). A transition team has worked diligently since late 2015 to transfer the operations and dedicated resources of the Academy of Accounting Historians to a section within the AAA structure and we were welcomed at the AAA Centennial meeting in August 2016 as the newest section of the AAA.
The Accounting Historians Journal, currently in its 45th year, is now published as a AAA section journal beginning with Volume 44 in June, 2017. The Accounting Historians Notebook has transitioned from a hard-copy publication to a 100% digital format beginning with the April 2018 edition (see links on the journal page and in the AAA digital library for both the AHJ and the Notebook). These publications are available to all AAA members.
The AAH section traditionally presents an annual CPE session on Sunday of the AAA annual meeting before our annual business meeting and the ever-popular Ice Cream Social on Sunday evening. Our section also strives to recognize outstanding scholarly achievements of our members through the many awards that you can find described on this website. We also strive to encourage scholarly activities through the support of historical research conferences and through our commitment to coordinate as wide a set of quality paper sessions as possible at the annual and regional meetings of the AAA.
The exciting possibilities that lie ahead for the Academy have already taken hold within our membership. The new section provides a great platform to further our mission, to encourage research, publication, teaching and personal interchanges in all phases of accounting history and its interrelation with business and economic history including the environment within which they developed.
I welcome you on behalf of the leadership of the AAH section. If you are not already a member of our section we would love to have you join us.
President, Academy of Accounting Historians