Aegis: The Otterbein Humanities Journal

Aegis is a student-run journal designed to catalyze a deeper critical appreciation of the humanities at Otterbein University. Produced annually, Aegis publishes scholarly essays and book reviews by Otterbein students that advance the presence and values of the humanities on campus and beyond. Aegis is published annually in the spring semester under the sponsorship of the Humanities Advisory Committee.

In accord with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) definition of the humanities, Aegis considers 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 is committed to nonsexist language and to wording free of hostile overtones.