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

Congratulations to the 2018 Recipient!
Adriana Silva, Federal University of Pará

Adriana is an Assistant Professor of Cost and Managerial Accounting at the Federal University of Pará. She holds a BSc in Accounting from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN, Brazil) and began her career as an accounting officer at a Credit Cooperative. Adriana studied abroad in Portugal, obtaining an MSc in Accounting at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto and a PhD in Accounting at the University of Minho. During her time abroad, Adriana also worked in a research unit, as a Science and Technology Management fellow at the University of Minho in Portugal. During her doctoral studies, she became interested in critical accounting research as well as accounting history. Her research interests gravitate towards Management Accounting and Accounting History in Diverse Settings in Brazil, more specifically on subjects that give prominence to subordinate voices.

Past recipients of the Award:

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

Letter from the President

This is an exciting time for the Academy 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.

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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 Welch, Academy Administrator, at:

The April 2019 Accounting Historian's Notebook is now available online! View it now!


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