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For forty years the Wyoming Humanities Council has been the sole nonprofit public humanities organization in the state, and its mission of community building through conversation and critical thinking is the core of an informed, engaged democratic citizenry. The council offers common spaces for sharing and considering diverse perspectives, grant funds for humanities-based projects, and programs such as the Humanities Forum that are widely used by libraries, museums, and other non-profit cultural centers across the state.
The Wyoming Humanities Council board meeting has been moved to Friday, April 26, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The board of directors will hold its quarterly board meeting via videoconference. Public comment is available in Laramie at 2:30 p.m. on the Campus of the University of Wyoming, Wyo Hall room 312, on the corner of 15th and Willett.
The Wyoming Humanities Council is seeking an Executive Director following the current Executive Director's retirement after 10 years of successful leadership. Read more...
The Wyoming Humanities Council seeks programs for the Humanities Forum. The forum is a roster of independent contractors who travel throughout Wyoming, speaking on humanities-centered topics. The format of presentations varies, but they should be 30 to 45 minutes long, followed by focused audience discussions. The Wyoming Humanities Council pays a $150 honorarium for each presentation, as well as mileage, lodging, and per diem expenses.The council is especially interested in presentations related to the upcoming Wyoming tour of “Journey Stories” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit about America as a mobile society. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2013.
Are we listening to one another in Wyoming? And are all Wyoming voices heard? Does civility in a democracy include listening to those who don't have a strong or mainstream voice in society such as Wyomingites from small, rural or underserved communities, youth, non-traditional families, those with disabilities, mental health concerns, or with fewer economic means? All in all, what is on the minds of Wyomingites and how can the Wyoming Humanities Council listen to more Wyoming citizens and develop public humanities programs that meet their needs?In 2012, building on the outcomes from Civility Matters!, the Wyoming Humanities Council will host Giving Voice, a statewide listening project, both virtually and with options for face-to-face activities in communities across Wyoming. Enlisting statewide partnerships, and public humanities scholars and students, the council will make available to communities listening facilitator teams and digital film and recording equipment as a means of listening to what is on the minds of Wyomingites related to humanities issues. The council seeks statewide partners to participate in this endeavor, including public humanities scholars, nonprofit and governmental organizations, and communities who may apply for participation. Giving Voice is supported in part by the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources through funding provided by the Wyoming State Legislature. For more information, click here.