Margit F. and Hanns Martin Schoenfeld Scholarship

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

No Award Presented in 2023


Past recipients of the Award:

2022 No Award Presented

2021 No Award Presented

2020 No Award Presented

2019 Joy Gray, Bentley University; Alessia Patuelli, IMT School for Advanced Studies in Lucca and Jonida Carungu, University of Siena

2018 Adriana Silva, Federal University of Pará

2017 Till-Arne Hahn, Queen's University

2016 Michele Bigoni, University of Ferrara

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

The First 40 Years of the Academy of Accounting Historians

Trace the evolution of The Academy of Accounting Historians in a three part series of papers from its founding in 1973 through the 40th Anniversary in 2013. The primary purpose of this series is to provide information about The Academy of Accounting Historians, the people who have contributed to its establishment and success, and to assist in planning our future role. All three papers were published in The Accounting Historians Journal and can be viewed by clicking the button below. 


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

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