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Aegis: The Otterbein Humanities Journal

Aegis logo As a journal designed to catalyze a deeper critical appreciation of the humanities at Otterbein University, Aegis publishes scholarly essays and book reviews that advance the presence and values of the humanities on campus and beyond. Aegis is published annually in the spring semester.

In accord with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) definition of the humanities, Aegis will consider undergraduate scholarly essays in the following disciplines: history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; and comparative religion.

Essays in the social sciences that are historical or philosophical in approach - or that involve questions of interpretation or criticism traditionally in the humanities - will also be eligible for publication in Aegis. We will also consider essays that use the disciplines of the humanities to interpret, analyze, or assess science and technology. Essays written in a language other than English will be accepted for review as well, provided such essays are accompanied by an English translation.

Books for the book review section are selected and reviewed by Editorial Board members.


Aegis Call for Submissions

Essay submissions should be 10-25 double-spaced pages. Use 12-point Times New Roman font with standard one-inch margins, and please number all pages. Use either the MLA Style Manual or The Chicago Manual of Style for citations. Submissions must be accompanied by an email or cover sheet noting author's name, address, and the title of the essay. Author name/s should not appear on submitted essays. 

Submissions will be due by the second week of the spring semester. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send your materials to Anthony DeStefanis, Faculty Adviser to Aegis, at Aegis@otterbein.edu.

Interested in joining 
Aegis? Send an email to Aegis@otterbein.edu for more information.

Aegis is committed to nonsexist language and to wording free of hostile overtones.

/ Humanities Advisory Committee

Amy Johnson, Chair
Art & Communication Building A-121
p/ 614.823.1260
e/ ajohnson@otterbein.edu

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