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.

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2015 Award Recipients

Thank you to everyone for submitting nominations for our 2015 awards.  The recipient information is available on the individual award pages and is showcased in the October 2015 Notebook.  Please visit the Awards section of the website for more information.

Future Conference Planning

Each year the Academy holds multiple activities during the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.  In 2016, the meeting will be held in New York City and the Academy will conduct its annual business meeting followed by an ice cream social.  We will also be sponsoring an accounting history focused CPE session.  More information will be provided when available.

14th World Congress of Accounting Historians

PESCARA, ITALY, June 25th-27th, 2016

Much time has passed since the "Fourth International Congress of the History of Accountancy" was successfully organized in Pisa in 1984 by Tito Antoni. The University Gabriele d'Annunzio ( is proud to be the host of the 2016 World Congress of Accounting Historians, which will take place in Pescara, the attractive Italian seaside resort.

Connections to many international destinations are available through Abruzzo International Airport ( Pescara is also conveniently located for delegates traveling via Rome Fiumicino Airport, which is connected thrice a day to Pescara airport through Alitalia flights. Comfortable coaches are also running from Fiumicino Airport to Pescara (, thus establishing multiple daily connections between the Abruzzo region and Rome. Admittedly, the Abruzzo region features many sites of historical interest, boasts a splendid national park, and is renowned for its wine, oil, pasta and other culinary delights.

Supported by the Italian Society of Accounting History (SISR), the 14th WCAH will provide an international platform for scholars from around the world to present and discuss research across the full range of accounting history topics and methodological and theoretical perspectives. Papers in all fields of accounting history research are invited, with general strands and categories to be specified at a later stage.

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