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IHC 41 Years LogoWelcome to the Idaho Humanities Council, celebrating its 41st 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.


Fri, July 25 2014 – Mon, September 15 2014

Idaho Humanities Council Invites Applications for Grants and Research Fellowships

The Idaho Humanities Council invites proposals for Mini and Major grants, Teacher Incentive Grants, and Research Fellowships from organizations and individuals for consideration at the Councilís fall grant round. Read More
Tue, September 2 2014 at 6:00 PM – Tue, September 30 2014 at 6:00 PM

Sign Up Now for Boise Wilderness Considered Discussion Series

The Idaho Humanities Council is offering a five-meeting reading/discussion series in Boise this fall on the history and meaning of wilderness in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Read More
Thu, October 2 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Bestselling writer Jess Walter to Speak in Coeur d'Alene on October 2

Bestselling writer Jess Walter will be the speaker at the IHCís 11th Annual Northern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner on Thursday, October 2nd at 7 p.m., at the Coeur díAlene Resort.  Read More
Thu, October 23 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer Isabel Wilkerson to Speak in Boise October 23

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, will be the speaker at the IHCís 18th Annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Boise Centre. Read More
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