Exploring and enriching the human experience – our lives, our communities, and our world.
For forty years, the Wyoming Humanities Council has been the sole nonprofit public humanities organization in the state. Through community grants and programs the council fosters community building through conversation and critical thinking– the core of an informed, engaged citizenry.
The humanities are about making a difference through the power of ideas–discovery, exploration and exchange of ideas. The humanities supplement the arts which foster creative expression and the sciences which thrive on quantitative theory.
PUT ANOTHER WAY, THE HUMANITIES ARE CONCERNED WITH FACETS OF HUMAN WISDOM
History, anthropology, political science, archaeology, folklife and art history - the study of human social, political, and cultural development.
Philosophy, ethics, and comparative religion – the contemplation of the meaning of life and the reasons for our thoughts and actions.
Literature, languages, and linguistics – the exploration of how we communicate with each other, and how our ideas and thoughts on the human experience are expressed and interpreted.
Jurisprudence – the study of the values and principles which inform our laws.