The Vangermeersch Manuscript Award
In 1988, The Academy of Accounting Historians established an annual manuscript award to encourage scholars new to the field to pursue historical research. An historical manuscript on any aspect of the field of accounting, broadly defined, is appropriate for submission.
Eligibility and Guidelines for Submissions
Any accounting faculty member, who holds a full-time appointment and who received his/her masters/doctorate within seven years previous to the date of submission, is eligible to be considered for this award. Coauthored manuscripts will be considered (if at least one coauthor received his/her master/doctorate within the last seven years). Manuscripts must conform to the style requirements of the Accounting Historians Journal. Previously published manuscripts or manuscripts under review are not eligible for consideration. A cover letter, indicating the author’s mailing address, the date of the award of the masters/doctoral degree, and a statement that the manuscript has not been published or is not currently being considered for publication should be included in the submission packet. Submissions should be sent as a Word attachment via email.
Review Process and Award
The Vangermeersch Manuscript Award Committee will evaluate submitted manuscripts on a blind-review basis and select one recipient each year. The author will receive a $500 (U.S.) stipend and a plaque to recognize his/her outstanding achievement in historical research. In the case of coauthored manuscripts, only the junior faculty member(s) will receive prizes. The winning manuscript will be published in the Accounting Historians Journal after an appropriate review. The award will be given annually unless the Manuscript Award Committee determines that no submission warrants recognition as an outstanding manuscript.
Send nominations to: TBA
Past recipients of the Award:
1998 Michael Schoderbek, Rutgers University
"Robert Morris and Reporting for the Treasury under the U.S. Continential Congress"
1999 No Award Presented
2000 No Award Presented
2001 Maria Macias, Carlos III de Madrid University
"Privatization and Management Accounting Systems Change: The Case of the 19th Century Spanish Tobacco Monopoly"
2002 Yin Xu, Old Dominion University
"Becoming Professional: Chinese Accounants in Early Twentieth-Century Shangai"
2003 Shanta Davie, Newcastle University
"Accounting’s uses in exploitative human engineering: theorizing citizenship, indirect rule and Britain’s imperial expansion"
2004 No Award Presented
2005 No Award Presented
2006 Suki Sian, Cardiff University
"Patterns of prejudice: Social exclusion and racial demarcation in professional accountancy in Kenya"
2007 Phillip Cobbin, University of Melbourne
"The best brains in public accountancy – The restricted membership of the Army Accountancy Advisory Panel 1942–1945"
2008 Nicolas Praquin, University of Paris-Dauphine
"The Emergence and Disappearance of Risk Assessment in Banking: The Case of the Credit Lyonais in France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries"
2009 Jim McKinney, University of Maryland
"Audit Companies: Emergence, Prevelence, and Prominence in the United States Accounting Profession"
2010 Michael Doron, Eastern Washington University
"I Ask the Profession to Stand Still:' The Evolution of American Public Accountancy, 1927-62"
2011 Rania Mousa, University of Evansville
"The Development of Electronic Filing Process: IHM Revenue & Customas, 1960s-2010"
2012 Pierre Labardin, Université Paris-Dauphine
"Accounting Valuation and Self-Interest in Nineteenth Century French Bankruptcy"