Barbara D. Merino Award for Excellence in Accounting History Publication

This annual award of $1,000 and a plaque is to recognize the author of the best book on an accounting historical topic published in the current or previous two years, i.e., 2019 through 2021. The winning publication will be based upon the selection of an awards committee established by the leadership of the Academy of Accounting Historians.

Award: Plaque and $1,000

Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at

Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients!

MSCPA Centennial History: A Century of CPAs in Mississippi
(2020 Publications of Accounting Associations, Societies, and Institutes)
James W. Davis (University of Mississippi), Dale L. Flesher (University of Mississippi) and Annette B. Pridgen (Jackson State University)


Past recipients of the Award:

2021: Alan Sangster (University of Aberdeen)
2020: Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski (University of New Hampshire - Manchester)
2019: Kelly L. Williams (Middle Tennessee State University) and Howard Lawrence (University of Mississippi)
2018: Gary Giroux (Emeritus, Texas A&M University)
2017: Martin Persson (Western University)
2016: Gary Spraakman (York University)
2015: Warwick Funnell (University of Kent) and Jeff Robertson (Massey University)
2014: Trevor Boyns (Cardiff University) and John Richard Edwards (Cardiff University)

Accounting Historians Journal

First volume was published in 1974. We publish twice a year. Older volumes are available online at AAA Digital Library

Overview of acceptable submissions:

  • History of profession
  • Biography
  • History of accounting change
  • Entity case studies: industries, companies, governmental or NFP entities
  • Development of accounting theory
  • Critical examinations of new or old research
  • Does not have to be old to be a part of our history

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Accounting Historians Notebook

Submissions and any other Notebook editorial matters may be sent to Tiffany Schwendeman, Academy Administrator, at:

The October 2022 Accounting Historian's Notebook is now available online!

View it here now!