The eleventh Accounting History International Conference

Dates: 
September 8, 2021 to September 10, 2021
Location: 
School of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Topic: 
Event Language: 
English
Submission deadline: 
March 1, 2021

The eleventh Accounting History International Conference

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

 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom 8 – 10 September 2021

Hosted by: School of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. and

Supported by: Accounting History Special Interest Group of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

Whilst 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?

 

This involves studying accounting in various contexts, such as business, social and public sector organisations, including charitable bodies, mutual societies, professional and academic bodies and family businesses. Investigations may include, but are not limited to, studies which:

Examine key conceptions of accounting, such as accounting as technical, social and moral practice in historical contexts;

  • Explore accounting’s past to contribute to the capacity to critique or potentially reform contemporary accounting practice, thought and regulation.
  • Investigate accounting’s use in historical settings as an instrument to maintain or enhance relationships of power and control in organisations of any type and within societies.
  • Investigate the nature, roles, uses and impacts of accounting from the perspective of accounting as a key change agent. Accounting as an agent with both enabling and disabling forms of behaviour, shapes the cultures of organisations with implications for organisational and social functioning and development.

Submission and Review of Papers: Papers written in the English language and complying with the Accounting History manuscript style guidelines should be submitted in Word format no later than 1 March 2021 to portsmouth-ahic@vuw.ac.nz. All papers will be subject to a double-blind refereeing process. The conference web site, which will be updated across time, is found at: https://www.port.ac.uk/11AHIC  A special issue of the journal on the conference theme, as stated above, is scheduled to be published following the event.

An Emerging Scholars' Colloquium will be held immediately prior to the conference.

Inquiries may be directed to the Conference Convener, Karen McBride, Accounting and Financial Management, School of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, via email: karen.mcbride@port.ac.uk