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Welcome to the Idaho Humanities Council, celebrating its 42nd year in Idaho, connecting you to programs, grant opportunities, and resources that promote greater public awareness, appreciation and understanding of literature, history, philosophy, jurisprudence, and other humanities disciplines.

The IHC seeks to deepen understanding of human experience by connecting people with ideas, by encouraging civility and good citizenship, and by initiating community conversations about ideas that enlighten us about the past and light our way toward wisdom and a meaningful future.

Please take a moment to watch this short video to learn more about the Idaho Humanities Council.

The Heart of the Matter

Watch this short video, The Heart of the Matter, to hear Star Wars director George Lucas, actor John Lithgow, columnist David Brooks, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and others eloquently call for a renewed commitment to humanities education in America.

Tue, September 8 2015

Smithsonian exhibition on 'water' to tour Idaho 2016-2017

The Idaho Humanities Council will bring a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled Water/Ways to six Idaho communities in 2016-2017.  Read More
Thu, October 1 2015 at 8:00 AM – Fri, October 2 2015 at 5:00 PM

Civil Liberties and the Vietnam War Symposium

College of Southern Idaho will host a symposium entitled “The Vietnam War in American Culture,” October 1-2 Read on for more details. Read More
Thu, October 22 2015

Award-winning Novelist Tim O'Brien to Speak in Boise Thursday, October 22

Award-winning novelist Tim O’Brien will be the guest speaker at the IHC’s 19th Annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner in Boise. Read More
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