Accounting History SIG Workshop (in person)

Monday 8 - Monday 8 April 2024 University of Portsmouth

The Accounting History SIG is holding a workshop on Monday 8 April at 10:30–17:00 before the main BAFA Annual Conference 2024 at the University of Portsmouth. 

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 

10.30 Welcome and Introductions - Dr Karen McBride, University of Portsmouth.

Overview of accounting history and an introduction to the Accounting History Special Interest group

10.45 Methods for conducting accounting history research – Professor Carmelo Marisca, University of Messina, Sicily, Italy.

11.30 Break

11.45 How to find primary sources – Professor Alisdair Dobie, Edgehill University.

12.30 Discussion of your ideas for archival sources – Professor Richard Macve, LSE, London

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Writing-up historical research – Dr Angelica Vasconcelos.

14.45 Publishing in accounting history research: a personal journal – Dr Delfina Gomes, University of Minho, Portugal.

15.30 Break

16.00 Discussion of your ideas and projects – Dr Supun Chandrasena.

16.45 Wrap-up – Dr Karen McBride

17.00 Event Close

18.30 – 19.30 Early Bird Reception, BAFA conference

19.30 Pre-conference dinner (informal, at own expense), Las Iguanas.


Fee: £60

Register now via your BAFA membership account

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