Walker Cowen Memorial Prize
The Walker Cowen Memorial Prize is awarded annually to the author of a scholarly book-length manuscript in eighteenth-century studies, including the Americas and the Atlantic world. The original work may be in history (including history of science), literature, philosophy, or the arts.
The winner of the Cowen Prize receives a monetary award and is offered an advance publishing contract by the University of Virginia Press. The prize honors the late Walker Cowen, second director of the University Press from 1969 until his death in 1987.