FORUM Magazine

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FORUM is the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities. It shares the diverse stories of our state’s history and culture and is published in spring, summer and fall. Within its pages, you will find some of the ideas that make our state special. From Pensacola to Key West, FORUM keeps readers updated on the countless stories, histories, and cultural highlights of Florida.

Our archive spans over 70 issues and goes back more than 30 years. Digital versions can be viewed below.

Starting July 2022, FORUM is now a benefit of being a Florida Humanities member. To join our membership program and receive each new edition of FORUM, click here to select the membership level that is right for you!

Fall 2023 Issue: This Land We Love

Our Fall issue is an ode to the Sunshine State’s unique environment — a celebration of its natural spaces, a reflection of the prominent figures who’ve helped tell its story and a sobering reminder of what needs to be done to protect it. Leslie Poole (Rollins College environmental professor) reports not only the rising threats to Florida’s natural resources but also on promising solutions; popular writer Craig Pittman examines Florida’s one-of-a-kind relationship with the Alligator in a story that is accompanied by Joh Moran’s astonishing photography; and FORUM staff writer Janet Scherberger takes readers on a tour of the nine great eco-adventures Florida has to offer. PLUS: a personal essay from acclaimed author Jonathan Escoffery; Confederate Florida’s weaponized salt mining industry—and more.

• To Preserve and Protect – Our State’s environment is under siege, but environmental professor and journalist Leslie Kemp Poole says we still can save it.

• Audubon, Revisited – John James Audubon was a brilliant naturalist and artist—with a racist past. Noted Audubon biographer Gregory Nobles considers his subject’s tarnished legacy.

• Gatorland — Craig Pittman reports on the prehistoric reptiles that have become synonymous with modern Florida.

• Let’s Go Wild! — Come along on nin great eco-adventures, from snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas to exploring North Florida’s underground caves.

• A Salty Story — How Confederate Florida weaponized an everyday commodity during the Civil War.

FORUM is supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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2023 FMA Charlie Awards

Congratulations to FORUM magazine for bringing home 24 awards, including 10 first-place “Charlies.” Check out the winning articles and designs!

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