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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.


Fri, June 19 2015 – Tue, September 15 2015

Idaho Humanities Council Invites Applications for Grants and Research Fellowships

The Idaho Humanities Council invites proposals for Mini and Major grants, Teacher Incentive Grants, and Research Fellowships. Read More
Tue, September 22 2015 at 7:00 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer Diane McWhorter to Speak in Coeur d'Alene September 22

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Diane McWhorter will be guest speaker at IHC’s 12th Annual Northern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner in Coeur d'Alene. 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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