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Welcome to the Idaho Humanities Council, celebrating its 43rd 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.

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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.


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Wed, November 2 2016

IHC Publishes Anthology on Idaho Wilderness

The Idaho Humanities Council announces publication of Idaho Wilderness Considered anthology. Read More
Tue, March 21 2017

Idaho City Historical Foundation to Receive State's Highest Honor for Museum Work

The Idaho City Historical Foundation has been chosen to receive the 2016 Sister Alfreda Elsensohn Award for outstanding museum interpretation and historical preservation at a special award ceremony on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (presentation will be at 2:30 p.m.), at Idaho City’s historic Pon Yam House on the corner of Commercial and Montgomery Streets. Read More
Wed, March 29 2017 at 7:00 PM

IHC to Honor Susan Swetnam for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities

The IHC will honor ISU Professor Emeritus Susan Swetnam with the “Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities” award at a wine/dessert reception and ceremony on March 29. Read More
Thu, April 13 2017

National Book Award winner Timothy Egan to speak in Twin Falls, April 13

National Book Award winner Timothy Egan will deliver the IHC's 3rd Annual Magic Valley Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, April 13. Read More
Thu, April 20 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anthony Doerr to speak in Idaho Falls, April 20

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anthony Doerr will deliver IHC's 10th Annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, April 20. Read More
Sun, July 16 2017 – Fri, July 21 2017

Idaho Teachers Invited to Attend Summer Institute on Wallace Stegner

Idaho teachers are invited to apply to attend the IHC's 2017 summer institute exploring the theme "Wallace Stegner and the Consciousness of Place." Read More
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