Gem State Roundup

Idaho Humanities Council celebrates 50th anniversary, seeks to fill three academic positions

By: - July 13, 2023 4:00 am
Idaho Humanities Council board members stand outside a building.

Idaho Humanities Council seeks three academic board members. Applications are due Sept.1. (Courtesy of Idaho Humanities Council)

The Idaho Humanities Council celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and seeks to fill three academic positions on its board of directors. It is seeking two members from southeast Idaho and one from southwest Idaho. 

An academic member is defined by the council as either a scholar in the humanities or an administrator of an educational or cultural institution.

According to a press release from the Idaho Humanities Council, the council’s board is composed of academic and public members from all over Idaho. 

Applications are available on the Idaho Humanities Council website. The deadline for applications is Sept. 1. Board members serve three-year terms, with the possibility of renewal for a second three-year term. Board members meet once in February, June and October to award grants and conduct other council-related business. The council covers travel expenses for board members to attend meetings. 

The board will review applications and elect the new members at this year’s October meeting.  According to the press release, the Idaho Humanities Council members recognize and make an effort to hear and amplify marginalized voices in Idaho. The council welcomes applicants that reflect the state’s ethnic, geographic, political and cultural diversity.


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Moesha Aplicano Burnham
Moesha Aplicano Burnham

Moesha Aplicano Burnham was interning through Voces Internship of Idaho, and previously interned with Boise Weekly. In high school, Moesha was the Editor-in-Chief of the school's Newspaper, and has loved writing since she could pick up a pencil. She was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and deeply enjoys learning and writing about local news. In her free time, Moesha enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her cat.