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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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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, March 30 2016

Bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley to speak in Twin Falls, May 5

Prolific historian Douglas Brinkley, author of the new Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, will deliver IHC’s 2nd Annual Magic Valley Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6 p.m., at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls. Read More
Fri, April 8 2016

Bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley to speak in Ketchum, Friday, May 6

The Idaho Humanities Council, in partnership with The Community Library in Ketchum, will sponsor a public lecture by prolific historian Douglas Brinkley, author of the new Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, on Friday, May 6, 5:30 p.m., in The Community Library Lecture Hall. Books will be available onsite for purchase and signing following Brinkley’s talk. Read More
Fri, April 22 2016

IHC awards $68,165 in spring grant round

The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), the statewide nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities in Idaho, awarded $68,165 in grants to organizations and individuals this spring.  Read More
Wed, May 4 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham to speak in Boise, Thursday, October 13

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham will deliver the Idaho Humanities Council's 20th Annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7 p.m., at the Boise Centre. In celebration of the IHC's 20th annual lecture and dinner in Boise, Meacham's topic will be "America Then and Now: What History Tells Us about the Future." Read More
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