Looking ahead: Twelfth Accounting History Symposium in Brisbane- Australia

The Accounting History Special Interest Group (AHSIG – SIG2) is pleased to announce that the twelfth Accounting History Symposium will be held on Saturday, 6 July 2019, in Brisbane, Queensland, immediately preceding the 2019 AFAANZ Annual Conference. The Symposium will take place at the AFAANZ Conference venue in Brisbane. We look forward to seeing AHSIG members and welcoming non-members to this event.

The keynote speaker for the 2019 symposium will be Emeritus Professor Garry Carnegie of RMIT University. Garry will present “Reflections on a journey with Accounting History as an international refereed journal, 1995-2019” which spans his time as Editor (1995-2007) and Joint Editor (from 2008) of the New Series of Accounting History. Accounting History is the journal of the AHSIG of AFAANZ, so it is particularly apt that Garry’s presentation provides his perspectives on our past and considers our future. We are delighted to have Garry as the Accounting History Symposium keynote speaker.

The final program for the 2019 Symposium can be found HERE.

We are confident that the 2019 Symposium will enjoy the same level of success as the past eleven symposia.

Upcoming Conference: The Tenth Accounting History International Conference

The tenth Accounting History International Conference (10AHIC) on the theme “Accounting and Work in Historical Perspective” is scheduled to be held in Paris, France, during 3-5 September 2019, and is being jointly hosted by Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), University Paris-Dauphine and Skema Business School.

Papers written in the English language and complying with the Accounting History manuscript style should be submitted in Word format no later than the extended deadline of 18th March 2019 to paris.ahic@rmit.edu.au. All papers will be subject to a double-blind refereeing process. A special issue of the journal on the conference theme is scheduled to be published following the event.

The conference’s plenary speakers are:
• Professor Alain Supiot (Collège de France, France): “From subordination to programming: the deadlocks of labour governance by numbers”
• Permanent Fellow Samuel Jubé (Institute of Advanced Studies in Nantes, France): “Work and the ‘substance over form’ principle”

Further information will be added progressively to the conference website:

Upcoming Colloquium: Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium

The Accounting History International Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium will be conducted during the first day of the 10AHIC, prior to registration and the opening sessions and welcome reception, enabling the participating emerging scholars to present their research proposals. Individuals who wish to express an interest in attending the AHIESC are requested to forward their research proposals, brief biographical details and a CV to Garry Carnegie no later than 31 May 2019 at the following address: paris.ahic@rmit.edu.au

The Call for Research Proposals is found at: https://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/ACH/Accounting%20History%20International%20Emerging%20Scholars%27%20Colloquium%20Paris.pdf

The Robert W. Gibson Manuscript Award, 2018

It is a pleasure to advise that The Robert W. Gibson Manuscript Award, 2018 is awarded to Lina Xu, Corinne Cortese and Eagle Zhang for their article entitled "The interplay between accounting professionals and political ideologies: The emergence of Chinese accounting standards from 1978 to 1992", found at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1032373217738815 which appeared in Accounting History 23(3) in August 2018. The author team also won the award in 2014 for their article entitled “Ideology diffusion and the role of accounting: A Gramscian approach to understanding China’s transition from 1949 to 1957”.
Details of the winning article as well as previous award recipients are found at: http://journals.sagepub.com/page/ach/collections/special-interest-group-award
The 2018 award is sponsored by the Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Canterbury.
To recognise this achievement the journal's publisher SAGE has made this article, and the next three highest voted articles, free to access until the end of May 2019.
The next three highest voted articles are as follows:
Kees Camfferman and Dominic Detzen for "’Forging accounting principles‘ in France, Germany, Japan, and China”, - 23(4) in November 2018,  found at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1032373218763945
Phillip E Cobbin and Geoffrey H  Burrows for “The profession of arms and the profession of accounting numbers - Accounting, the military and war: A review", - 23(4), November 2018, found at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1032373218779188
Amanda Sonnerfeldt and Anne Loft for “The changing face of ethics - Developing a code of ethics for Professional Accountants from 1977 to 2006”, - 23(4), November 2018,  found at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1032373217751219

Giulia Leoni and Maryam Safari
AHSIG Convenor and Deputy Convenor

Joining the Accounting History Special Interest Group (SIG2)

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 http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ach

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