“Accounting’s history in diverse industries and other settings” Eighth Accounting History International Conference (8AHIC)

Call for Papers

The eighth Accounting History International Conference
“Accounting’s history in diverse industries and other settings”
Ballarat, Australia, 19-21 August, 2015

Sponsored by:
Faculty of Business, Federation University Australia (formerly the University of Ballarat)
and
Accounting History Special Interest Group of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

While papers will be accepted across the full range of accounting history topics and methodological and theoretical perspectives, authors are encouraged to address topics relevant to the conference theme: “Accounting’s history in diverse industries and other settings”.  This involves studying accounting in the distinctive business and non-business contexts in which it is situated and may include, but is not limited to, historical studies of:

  • Accounting innovation within particular industries;
  • Industry specific accounting rules, standards and related regulations;
  • The role of accounting in enabling or inhibiting the growth of particular industries;
  • Transfers of accounting technology between industries;
  • Adaptations to accounting technology made within particular industries;
  • Industry specific textbooks and educational programs;
  • Unique accounting issues within particular industries;
  • Accounting in distinctive non-industrial settings, such as religious orders, hospitals, not-for-profit entities, and government and public sector institutions

Submission and Review of Papers:  Papers written in the English language and complying with the Accounting History manuscript style should be submitted in Word format no later than 8 February 2015 to ballarat.ahic@rmit.edu.au.  All papers will be subject to a double-blind refereeing process and will be published on the Conference Web site as refereed conference proceedings, unless otherwise advised. A special issue of the journal on the conference theme is scheduled to be published following the event.

Notification of Acceptance:  Notification of papers accepted for inclusion in the conference program will be made by 10 April 2015.

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

Conference information will be added progressively to the conference website: http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-business/the-business-school/8ahic

Inquiries may be directed to the Conference Convener, Brian West, Faculty of Business, Federation University Australia, at the following e-mail address: b.west@federation.edu.au

The historical Australian city of Ballarat is situated just over an hour by rail or road to the west of the state capital of Melbourne.  Ballarat was founded during the gold rush of the 1850s and is often identified as the birthplace of Australian democracy.  The city’s rich history – both literally and figuratively – is preserved in its historic buildings, streetscapes, tourist attractions and art gallery.

Further information about visiting Ballarat can be found at http://visitballarat.com.au/


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