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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.

IHC VideoPlease click on the picture on the left to watch a 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.

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Sun, July 2 2017

Idaho Humanities Council Executive Director Rick Ardinger will step away from the IHC after 26 years

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Sat, July 15 2017 – Fri, September 15 2017

Idaho Humanities Council Seeks Two Academic Board Members

Deadline: September 15 Read More
Thu, September 7 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham to speak in Coeur d'Alene on September 7th

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Fri, September 15 2017 at 07:00

National Book Award winner and New Yorker writer Evan Osnos to speak in Boise on September 15th

Osnos’ topic will be “America in the Age of Trump: Who Are We? Who Will We Become?” Read More
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