Academy of Accounting Historians: Upcoming Webinar

The Accounting Historians Journal and the Academy Accounting Historians section of the AAA are pleased to sponsor a research webinar on February 14 and 28, 2020 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm (Eastern) on each day. The submission deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Our webinar theme is, Generating Accounting Theory and Knowledge from Accounting History. This theme will likely appeal all accounting history researchers. The purpose of this research webinar is to provide detailed and insightful commentary on accounting history papers to facilitate publication in the Accounting Historians Journal and other quality journals. Each paper will be discussed by subject experts.

After two blind reviews, eight papers will be accepted for presentation, with four presented on each day. Papers will be made available to participants in advance, and there will be two discussants for each presented paper.

For more information and/or to submit a paper, please contact Gary Spraakman,

American Accounting Association Annual Meeting

Each year the AAH Section holds multiple activities during the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.  Check back for additional information on specific AAH Section events, including an accounting history focused CPE session.

15th World Congress of Accounting Historians

Start planning now, the next World Congress will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia from June 28, 2020 to July 1, 2020,

  • Sunday, June 28 - Registration & Welcome
  • Monday, June 29 - Plenary
  • Tuesday, June 30 - Sessions, Cultural Program, Gala
  • Wednesday, July 1 - Sessions & Farewell Lunch


Past Events & Conferences

14th World Congress of Accounting Historians

Congratulations on a very successful 14th World Congress of Accounting Historians, which took place in picturesque Pescara, Italy.  With over 200 guests and 20+ countries represented, the event brought together colleagues from around the world.

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 Schwendeman, Academy Administrator, at:

The October 2019 Accounting Historian's Notebook is now available online!

View it now!