The Academy of Accounting Historians annually awards an individual or individuals as the recipient or recipients of the Margit F. and Hanns Martin Schoenfeld Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support research on the history of accounting by doctoral students and recently appointed accounting faculty. The scholarship was initiated by the generous gift of Dr. Hanns Martin Schoenfeld and Dr. Margit Schoenfeld in recognition of their belief in the importance of historical scholarship to accounting education and research.
A monetary award is available to support research on a doctoral dissertation or develop publications proceeding therefrom by a recent PhD graduate. Qualifying research topics should address the history of accounting. Projects of an international nature and those pursued by scholars whose first language is not English are particularly invited. Applicants must be currently enrolled or have completed a PhD by research within the last five years.
Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae and a statement (containing a maximum of 1,000 words) which discusses the doctoral research undertaken on the history of accounting, the stage reached and how the award would prove beneficial to the applicant. A short statement from a supervisor should also be submitted in the case of applicants currently enrolled for a PhD.
Award: Plaque and $3,000
Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2016 Recipient!
Michele Bigoni, University of Ferrara
Michele Bigoni holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Ferrara, Italy. He has been recently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the Kent Business School, University of Kent. Previously, Michele was Lecturer in Accounting at the Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast, where he has received in 2015 the Head of School Prize for Research. His research interests cover private, public sector and not for profit accounting. Accounting history is a relevant field of interest, where he has focused on the role of accounting in churches. Michele's research has been published in highly ranked Anglophone and European journals, two of the most recent publications appearing in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. He has been recognized as one of the "thought leaders" in the field of accounting history and religion (Cordery, Accounting History, 2015, p. 447). He is currently interested in investigating the role of accounting in the exercise of State power from a historical perspective, with two of the main projects he is carrying out focusing on the Alla Scala Opera House in Fascist Italy and the University of Pisa in the XVI century Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Michele is also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Past recipients of the Award:
2015 Liesel Klemcke, Stockholm Business School, Sebastian Hoffmass, University of Edinburgh, Tania Nunes, University of Sao Paulo
2014 Deborah Anderson, University of Oxford
2013 Krysta Heathcote, University of Johannesburg
2012 Martin Persson, University of London
2012 Miguel Goncalves, University of Minho
2011 Ofelia Pinto, University of Ballarat
2010 No Award Presented
2009 Delfina Gomes, University of Minho
2008 Sonia Granado Suarez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2005 Liesel Klemcke, Stockholm Business School, Sebastian Hoffmass, University of Edinburgh, Tania Nunes, University of Sao Paulo