Workshop on Accounting History in Nottingham

Monday 11 - Monday 11 April 2022 University of Nottingham

The Accounting History SIG is holding a workshop on Monday 11 April at 10:30–17:00 before the main BAFA Annual Conference 2022 at the University of Nottingham

Accounting history research involves investigating the development and role of accounting in the past. The stories of history are gleaned from several sources, including documents in archives, libraries, private collections, and oral recollections. They are illuminated by knowledge of context, including, social, economic, commercial, legal, educational, financial, and religious factors identified in the literature. And they are interpreted and explained using those factors, often in combination with a selection of theories.

The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the relevance of accounting history; to encourage participation in this genre of research; to describe various methods for carrying out accounting history research; to focus on how to publish historical research; and to provide an opportunity to establish networks and identify mentors and co-authors. Attendees will also have the opportunity discuss their research ideas and projects.

Workshop Programme

The one-day workshop will begin with an overview of accounting history and an introduction to the Accounting History Special Interest group, followed by sessions on:

1. Carrying out accounting history research.
2. How to find primary sources.
3. How to find secondary sources.
4. Writing-up historical research: what should you include?
5. How to publish accounting history in leading journals.
6. Discussion of your ideas and projects

The workshop is suitable for anyone considering beginning historical accounting research and anyone currently working in this area.


Fee: £40
Closes: Midnight, 3 April 2022

Register now via your BAFA membership account

Please see the BAFA conference website for travel and accommodation information.