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Ann Carlos awarded Alice Murray Distinguished Scholar Award
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On April 11, Professor Ann Carlos (University of Colorado, Boulder) was presented the Alice Murray Distinguished Scholar Award by the Centre for Economics, Policy and History.

The award will be presented annually to an economic historian whose work has made a major contribution to the discipline.  

The award is named after Dr Alice Effie Murray (1877-1951) who was an economic historian who studied the history of commercial and financial relations between England and Ireland. When she received her D.Sc. Econ. in 1903 for her doctorate on the topic, she became the first woman to receive a degree from the London School of Economics. Her thesis was subsequently published by P. S. King in 1907. 

Professor Carlos also delivered the Alice Murray Distinguished Scholar Lecture on the topic ‘Peoples of a Spacious Land’: Native Economies in North America before 1500‘. The lecture, held in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin, revised the traditional historical attitudes towards pre-colonial America, and gave a fascinating insight into the structures and organization of these native peoples.

Commenting on receiving the award, Professor Carlos said:  

“I am deeply honored to be named the inaugural recipient of the Alice Murray Distinguished Scholar Award.  This medal, awarded by the Centre for Economics, Policy and History (CEPH) for major contributions to the discipline, is named in honor of Alice Effie Murray (1877-1951), the first woman to receive a D.Sc. Econ. degree from the London School of Economics.  In accepting this award, I recognize those who through social, political, and legal forces remain unacknowledged.”