About the Journal

Established in 2008, Aisthesis is an interdisciplinary honors journal published annually by the University Honors program at University of Minnesota Duluth. Our goal is to create and share a compilation of compelling scholarship completed by students in University honors programs nationwide. We define scholarship broadly to include original research in any academic field of inquiry, creative expression projects or accomplishments, integration of old ideas in novel ways, or application of knowledge in new areas. We welcome submissions that broaden our understanding of any academic issue, challenge us to see the world from another perspective, inspire us to pursue new lines of inquiry, or challenge traditional discipline and genre boundaries.

Aisthesis is a journal for and by undergraduate honors students. In UMD's University Honors Advanced Writing course, the student editorial board plans and executes each phase of the publishing process. Production of the journal occurs within the context of the course. Submissions are blind peer-reviewed by other honors students, and feedback from discipline-specific faculty members is considered to make final decisions on publication.