Ipso Facto: The Carleton Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities is a student-run undergraduate journal initiated in 2021. Our aim is to publish papers written by College of Humanities students at Carleton (including those in the Bachelor of Humanities, Religion, and the Greek and Roman Studies program) on an annual basis.

Students are encouraged to submit papers on a wide variety of topics in the interdisciplinary humanities. Papers may either be particular to one field or draw on interdisciplinary approaches to make an argument.

The main goal of the journal is to publish articles and letters that take an original stance on a topic or question. 

We Are Now Accepting Submissions for the 2022/2023 Academic Year

The first round of submissions is due Saturday, December 10th 2022 at 11:59 pm.

We highly recommend you make a submission prior to this date. If too many submissions are received at this round, we may not hold a second round of submissions

To submit, please read the guidelines below and fill out this form.

Note: In the above Google Form, we ask students to check off that they are in the Bachelor of Humanities program. Please ignore this restriction, as we recently opened submissions to all College of Humanities students.

**We have now removed the current abstract and citation style requirement, given that upon acceptance students must be responsible for these during the editorial process.**

Who can submit?

Students from all years of the Bachelor of Humanities, Greek and Roman Studies and Religion programs can submit as well as recent graduates, as long as they submit papers written while they were while they were doing their undergraduate degree. We are currently limiting submissions to two per person.

Essays that Qualify for Publication:

  1. Papers written in a class (if responding to an assigned prompt, the paper must make an original argument with a unique approach to the question)
  2. Papers written for a directed research course with a faculty supervisor
  3. Papers written independent of any course work or credit.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Use 12 pt. Font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  2. Remove identifying information about the author
  3. Be relevant to the field of humanities
  4. Follow The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for citations and bibliography
  5. Use Footnotes (Not Endnotes)
  6. If written for a class, the paper must have received at least an A- as the final grade
  7. Please include a 150-200 word abstract at the start of the paper

The Selection Process:

The selection process will be conducted through blind peer-review. In certain circumstances, authors may be contacted and requested to provide verification of grade, or in the case of independently written essays, a qualified faculty member may be requested to evaluate the paper.

All papers will undergo a final editing prior to publication. Authors will be consulted for final approval prior to publication.

If you have questions, please send us an email at IpsoFacto.Humanities@outlook.com.

Finally, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @hums.ipsofacto for more details and events!

Electronic Version

You’ll find Ipso Facto: The Carleton Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities here.