Academy of Accounting Historians


The Margit F. and Hanns Martin Schoenfeld Scholarship
The Academy of Accounting Historians annually awards an individual or individual as the recipient or recipients of the Margit F. and Hanns Martin Schoenfeld Scholarship.  The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support research on the history of accounting by doctoral students and recently appointed accounting faculty. The scholarship was initiated by the generous gift of Dr. Hanns Martin Schoenfeld and the late Dr. Margit Schoenfeld in recognition of their belief in the importance of historical scholarship to accounting education and research.


A monetary award is available to support research on a doctoral dissertation, or develop publications proceeding therefrom by a recent PhD graduate. Qualifying research topics should address the history of accounting. Projects of an international nature and those pursued by scholars whose first language is not English are particularly invited. Applicants must be currently enrolled for a PhD by research, or have completed a PhD by research within the last five years.


Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae and a statement (containing a maximum of 1,000 words) which discusses the doctoral research undertaken on the history of accounting, the stage reached and how the award would prove beneficial to the applicant. A short statement from a supervisor should also be submitted in the case of applicants currently enrolled for a PhD.


Deadline for Nominations: June 13, 2016


Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at


Congratulations to the 2015 Recipients!
   Liesel Klemcke (Stockholm Business School)
   Sebastian Hoffmann (University of Edinburgh)
   Tania Nunes (University of Sao Paulo)

Liesel Klemcke is an accounting doctoral student at Stockholm Business School and is interested in studying the history of the financial statement user, financial reporting and the history of the capital markets.  Prior to beginning her research at Stockholm Business School, Liesel graduated with a BBA in Accounting (Honors Scholar) from the University of Texas in 1998. She began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen and later worked in tax and consulting at regional public accounting firms in Texas and Wisconsin.  Klemcke studied abroad at Fudan University in Shanghai and completed her MSc in Accounting, Auditing and Analysis at Stockholm Business School in 2012. 

Sebastian Hoffmann recently accepted an offer from the University of Edinburgh Business School as a Lecturer in Accounting.  Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Accounting and Auditing at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management where he will keep an adjunct position. He was also a Fill-in Summer Professor of Finance and Accounting at the University of Bremen. Hoffmann serves on the editorial boards of Advances in Accounting and Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems. Prior to joining academe, Sebastian worked in a bank and earned a Diploma in Banking and Business Sciences. During his doctoral studies, he became interested in interdisciplinary and critical research on accounting standard setting and regulation as well as accounting history.

Tรขnia Nunes is a doctoral student of Accounting at the University of Sao Paulo (FEA-USP, Brazil). She led the development of the Deborah Game, an innovative academic game designed to spark undergraduate students interest in Accounting History, freely available online at <>.  She has also coordinated the first MOOC (massive open online course) offered by USP in the Coursera educational online platform on the topic of Accounting History.

Past recipients of the Award:

        2008    Sonia Granado Suarez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

        2009    Delfina Gomes, University of Minho

        2010    No Award Presented

        2011    Ofelia Pinto, University of Ballarat

        2012    Miguel Goncalves, University of Minho

        2012    Martin Persson, University of London

        2013    Krysta Heathcote, University of Johannesburg

        2014    Deborah Anderson, University of Oxford


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