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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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Wed, November 2 2016

IHC Publishes Anthology on Idaho Wilderness

The Idaho Humanities Council announces publication of Idaho Wilderness Considered, an anthology of essays, photos, and other reflections in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the establishment of new wilderness areas in Idaho in 2015.  Read More
Thu, November 17 2016

IHC Welcomes Four New Board Members

The Idaho Humanities Council recently welcomed four new members to its 18-member Board of Directors. The four new members from Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene and Boise will serve three-year terms on the board.  Read More
Wed, December 7 2016

Smithsonian Exhibition on Water to Visit Moscow

Water/Ways, a special Smithsonian traveling exhibition will visit the Third Street Gallery from December 9 - January 22.  Read More
Wed, December 7 2016

IHC Invites Grant Applications

The Idaho Humanities Council invites proposals for Mini and Major grants and Teacher Incentive Grants from organizations and individuals for consideration at the IHC’s next grant round. The deadline for grant proposals is January 15, 2017.  Read More
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