Academy of Accounting Historians


Mission: The purpose of this not-for-profit organization is to encourage research, publication, teaching and personal interchanges in all phases of accounting history and its interrelation with business and economic history including the environment within which they developed.

Academy Announcements

Upcoming Conferences & Events

American Accounting Association Annual Meeting

Each year the Academy holds multiple activities during the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.  This year, the meeting will be held in New York City and the Academy will conduct its annual membership meeting followed by an ice cream social.  We will also be sponsoring an accounting history focused CPE session.  Click on Events above for more information.

15th World Congress of Accounting Historians

Start planning now, the next World Congress will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia from July 1, 2020 to July 4, 2020 (dates are tentative).

Recent Conferences & Events

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.

2016 World Congress (Pescara, Italy)

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  • Professor Kuter makes a point about double entry accounting origins – Marina Gurskaya looks on.
  • AAH Chair of Trustees, Gary Previts, on campus, in sunny Pescara!
  • 14th World Congress posters on the plaza outside the TEATRO.
  • Portugal/Brazil, USA, Scotland and other countries represented in this photo. AHJ editor Vollmers, 2nd from left.
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History of the Academy of Accounting Historians

Interested in reading about the evolution of the Academy over time?  Click on the History page to access PDFs of the three-part series.

Renew Your Membership or Join Now

At this time, you may pay by credit card, Paypal account or by mailing in a check.  Click on Join the Academy.

2016 Award Recipients

Thank you to everyone for submitting nominations for our 2016 awards.  Award recipients will be announced at the annual Membership Meeting on August 7th in New York City, information can be found on the Events page.  Recipient information will also be available on the individual award pages and showcased in the October 2016 Notebook.  Please visit the Awards section of the website for more information.

Donate to the Academy

The Academy is grateful for the generous donations given by our members to help support the mission of the organization.

Would you like to purchase hard copies of past issues of the AHJ or the Notebook?  Contact the Academy Administrator at


Find the Accounting Historians Journal and the Accounting Historians Notebook on JSTOR


Looking for electronic versions of past issues of the AHJ and Notebook? Access online versions on the University of Mississippi's Digital Accounting Collection.

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