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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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Thu, June 14 2018

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen to speak in Boise September 27

Quindlen will deliver the IHC’s 22nd Annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m., at Boise Centre West. Quindlen’s topic will be “How Reading and Writing Will Ensure Our Democracy.” Read More
Wed, June 20 2018

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz to speak in Coeur d'Alene

Raddatz will deliver IHC's 15th Annual North Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 p.m., at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.  Read More
Tue, July 3 2018

Idaho Humanities Council Invites Applications for Grants and Research Fellowships

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Sun, July 15 2018 – Fri, July 20 2018

Idaho Teachers Selected to Attend Summer Institute on Idaho’s History

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Sun, July 15 2018 at 7:00 PM

IHC Offers Four Public Programs Exploring “And Here We Have Idaho: Curating the Gem State”

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