"That’s What We Read #2: Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones" by Sam Bednarchik, Bridget Donnelly, and Anneke Schwob

"In this month’s podcast, Sam Bednarchik, Bridget Donnelly, and Anneke Schwob discuss Jesmyn Ward’s 2012 novel, Salvage the Bones."

"Flight 370 and the Politics of Not Knowing" by Mark Collins

"How do we grapple with the unknowable in an age that prides itself on having all the answers?"

"Alert Carolina and the Limits of Preemptive Security" by Sarah Anne Kuczynski

"We need to explore the way the campus alert system messages shape the various realities we engage with both through our actions and imaginatively in the form of 'what-ifs' (e.g. What if that person on the other side of the street is the assailant I just read about in this notification?)."

"If You Haven’t Had Enough Inequality, Wait Till You See What’s Next…" by Ben Mangrum

"If the Citizens United ruling declared that corporations are people, the McCutcheon decision implies that ensuring a level playing field for democracy is not the business of the federal government. "

"Craft Fair for Shifting Consciousness" by Ryan-Ashley Anderson

"Rather than being a venue for used estate sale finds and traditional country craft hobby wares, modern craft fairs have become incubators for the hobbyist-turned-entrepreneur..."

Forum: Cultural Interventions

“Cultural Interventions” is interested in the ways in which culture (pop or otherwise) informs our economics, politics, and our daily judgments.

Forum: Intellectual Spaces

“Intellectual Spaces” explores those institutional centers in which social conventions condense and become organized structures.

Ethos Journal

Our journal serves as a venue for public intellectuals to consider the arts and humanities as powerful forces that help to configure our economics, politics, and everyday existence.
Ethos is a collective of critics, scholars, and public intellectuals ARH_bluesupported by the Institute for Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This digital project provides a space for debating—and indeed producing—powerful cultural ideas through our weekly forums and a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal.

Interested in writing for Ethos? We're seeking contributions from authors interested in topics about the arts, humanities, or public ethics. Many of our contributors are faculty members at universities, graduate students, artists, teachers, or regular bloggers. We welcome interesting topics and posts for consideration. Our weekly forum posts typically run from 300-700 words. If you would like to submit a post, please email Ben Mangrum (bmangrum@email.unc.edu) or Katie Walker (walkerkn@email.unc.edu) with an idea or post.