Accounting History Special Interest Group

The Accounting History Special Interest Group (AHSIG) aims to develop and support accounting history scholars in Australia, New Zealand and beyond who engage in historical accounting research and teaching and to attract new scholars to the field. The AHSIG promotes the analysis of ideas in accounting history, and on historiography for accounting. The AHSIG further encourages research which contributes to informing public policy setting and regulation, and which augments knowledge in other fields such as business, management, finance and economic history.

The AHSIG encourages scholars who have an interest in all aspects of accounting history and is concerned with advancing an understanding of the interaction of accounting and its socio-economic and political environments within historical contexts.

Accounting History is the journal of the AHSIG of AFAANZ. The AHSIG seeks to develop the international profile and reputation of the journal.

The AHSIG also supports a series of activities, such as conferences, colloquia and symposia on accounting history to foster the development of the journal and of a community of accounting history researchers.

Among other events, the AHSIG supports:

  • the Accounting History International Conference - held biannually (information about the next 11AHIC are provided below)

  • the Accounting History Emerging Scholar Colloquium - held biannually and preceding the AHIC (information about the next AHIESC below)

  • the Accounting History Symposium - held annually and preceding the AFAANZ conference

The 14th Accounting History Symposium

The Accounting History Special Interest Group (AHSIG) is pleased to announce that the 14th Accounting History Symposium will be held on 3 December 2020. The Symposium will take place in virtual format and is free of charge for all, including AHSIG members and non-members. It is not necessary to submit a research proposal to participate.

Registration is now open, please click on this link to go to the registration website.


The Eleventh Accounting History International Conference

The eleventh Accounting History International Conference, including the Accounting History International Emerging Scholars Colloquium will take place at the School of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, in the UK, from 8th to 10th September, 2021.

This event is supported by the Accounting History Special Interest Group of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).

While papers will be accepted across the full range of accounting history topics and methodological and theoretical perspectives, authors are encouraged to address topics and perspectives relevant to the conference theme:

How does accounting shape the past, present and future of society?

Papers written in English and complying with the Accounting History manuscript style guidelines should be submitted in Word format no later than 1 March 2021 to All papers will be subject to a double-blind refereeing process.

A detailed call for papers is available at this link

More details about the Conference, the Emerging Scholars Colloquium and the Conference Venue are available at the conference website, which is found at:

A special issue of the journal on the conference theme, as stated above, is scheduled to be published following the event.

The Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium 

The Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium (AHIESC) will be held on September 8, 2021, as part of the eleventh Accounting History International Conference (11AHIC) being held in Portsmouth, UK, during 8-10 September 2021.

This international forum is designed for emerging scholars of all ages and career stages, including doctoral degree students, new faculty and other emerging accounting researchers who have an interest in accounting history, and who seek to obtain feedback from senior faculty members on their historical accounting research projects in an intellectually stimulating environment.

For further details see the Call for proposals

Further details about the 11AHIC can be found at the following site:


Joining the Accounting History Special Interest Group

To become a member of the Accounting History SIG you will first need to become a member of AFAANZ. The fee for AFAANZ membership is AU$170.50 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$155 for applicants residing outside Australia. Note that membership is based on a calendar year.

The fee for the Accounting History SIG is AU$22 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$20 for applicants residing outside Australia. Click on the purchase button to gain access to this SIG. You may also "Join this Group" further below to be keep up to date with the latest news and events.

If you wish to receive the Accounting History Journal, then the Accounting History SIG fee is AU$99 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$90 for applicants residing outside Australia.

Information on our Accounting History Journal can be accessed at

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