"Kill Unto Others: ISIS and the Reciprocity of Modern Terrorism" by Peter Gilbert

"Whereas it’s reductive to think of U.S. imperialism as monolithic, it’s nevertheless essential to understand that our often-flailing interventions, for power and resources as much as for democracy, can exacerbate anti-U.S. fervor."

Call for Papers - Ethos Journal, April 2015 Issue

The Call for Papers for the April 2015 issue of our journal has now been posted. Share the CFP with your colleagues and consider submitting!

"Is This Progress?" by Ryan Walker

"Because 'progressive agriculturalists' have focused nearly all of their breeding efforts on one single trait – producing the most meat, milk, or eggs possible as quickly as they can – they have neglected other areas of the animal, such as structural integrity, parasite resistance, ability to forage (free-range) and reproduce naturally, mothering instincts, and easy birthing."

"Public Dialogue and the Stigma of Depression" by Kevin Michael Klipfel

"[D]ealing with the pain of depression requires that we be able to communicate the nature of the pain to others, yet something fundamental seems to be preventing the depressed person from making such connections."

"Q&A: Humane Advice for the Humanities #10" by Laura Broom

"I feel like every semester I hear stories in the media regarding sexual assault on college campuses. Now that I’m a Teaching Fellow for the first time, I’m concerned for my students…but since I’m teaching an English class, is it really my place to say anything on this subject?"

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.