Welcome to the Idaho Humanities Council, celebrating its 40th 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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PLAY BALL WITH IHC THIS SUMMER!
Baseball is woven into the fabric of American culture and history. Teachers are invited to explore this history and the many facets of the game that make it our National Pastime. Apply today to attend IHC's week-long interdisciplinary teacher institute.
Watch this short video 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.
The Heart of the Matter
Tue, December 31 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer Isabel Wilkerson to Speak in Idaho Falls in April
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 IHC’s 7th Annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Shilo Inn in Idaho Falls. Read More
Tue, January 7 2014 – Mon, September 15 2014
Idaho Humanities Council Awards $86,767 to 39 Grants at Fall Meeting
The Idaho Humanities Council awarded $86,767 in grants to organizations and individuals at its recent board meeting in Boise. Read More
Fri, February 21 2014
IHC Sponsors “Wilderness Considered” Reading/Discussion Series
The Idaho Humanities Council in 2014 is offering a five-meeting, scholar-led, reading/discussion series on the meaning of wilderness entitled “Wilderness Considered” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Read More
Sun, July 13 2014 – Fri, July 18 2014
Teachers Invited to Apply for IHC’s Weeklong Summer Institute Exploring Baseball in American Culture
Idaho teachers of all grades and disciplines are invited to apply to attend the Idaho Humanities Council’s 2014 weeklong summer institute titled “Batter Up! Baseball in American Culture." Read More