Accounting History Review Conference 2021

24th Jun 2021, 8:00am - 25th Jun 2021, 6:00pm

Business School

This conference will build on the success of our 2019 Accounting History Review conference at Edge Hill University to explore accounting in history – the examination of multi-faceted social and institutional contexts through an accounting lens. To underscore our theme, we are pleased to announce that Professor Mary O’Sullivan, Department of History, Economics and Society, University of Geneva will deliver our keynote address.

The conference will be held at Edge Hill University Business School, St Helens Road Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, UK from 11.00am on Thursday, 24 June to 4.00pm on Friday, 25 June 2021. The conference dinner will be held on the Thursday evening at the Bliss Waterfront Hotel, Southport.  Many delegates at the 2019 conference stayed at the Waterfront Hotel and booking information will be issued in due course. Coaches will transfer delegates from the Waterfront Hotel to the Edge Hill University campus on both mornings and return journeys to Southport will be by coach at the end of the formal sessions each afternoon.

We welcome theoretical, empirical and review papers in all areas of accounting history. We encourage studies that move beyond disciplinary boundaries and engage with historians in other areas of the academy. The conference provides delegates with the opportunity of presenting and discussing, in an informal setting, papers ranging from early working drafts to fully developed manuscripts.

The conference format will provide an extended time for presentation and discussion in order to help achieve worthwhile feedback from those attending. Those wishing to offer papers to be considered for presentation at the conference should send an extended abstract of their paper (not exceeding one page) by 15 January 2021 to: Cheryl S. McWatters, Editor, Accounting History Review E-mail:

Following the refereeing process, applicants will be advised of the conference organisers’ decision by 15 February 2021. Full papers will be required by 30 April to be included in the conference programme.

The conference will be of interest to established academics, early career researchers and those nearing the completion of their PhD.

Further details and how to book will be available soon