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IHC 40 Years LogoWelcome to the Idaho Humanities Council, celebrating its 41st 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.


Baseball is woven into the fabric of American culture and history. Teachers will explore this history and the many facets of the game that make it our National Pastime.

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, April 1 2014 – Mon, September 15 2014

Idaho Humanities Council Awards $86,767 to 39 Grants at Fall Meeting

The Idaho Humanities Council awarded $86,767 in grants to organizations and individuals at its recent board meeting in Boise.  Read More
Tue, April 1 2014 – Wed, April 30 2014

IHC Sponsors “Wilderness Considered” Reading/Discussion Series

The Idaho Humanities Council in 2014 is offering a five-meeting, scholar-led, reading/discussion series on the meaning of wilderness entitled “Wilderness Considered” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Read More
Sun, July 13 2014 – Fri, July 18 2014

Batter Up! Baseball in American Culture

Idaho teachers of all grades and disciplines will attend the Idaho Humanities Council’s 2014 weeklong summer institute titled “Batter Up! Baseball in American Culture." Read More
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