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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.

Tue, September 8 2015

Smithsonian exhibition on 'water' to tour Idaho 2016-2017

The Idaho Humanities Council will bring a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled Water/Ways to six Idaho communities in 2016-2017.  Read More
Wed, November 18 2015 – Fri, January 15 2016

Idaho Humanities Council Invites Grant Applications for their Spring Grant Round

The Idaho Humanities Council invites proposals for Mini and Major grants and Teacher Incentive Grants for the Council's spring grant round. Read More
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