Connecting People with Ideas

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Inspiring a tolerant, literate, and intellectually inquisitive Idaho citizenry.

The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) is a non-profit organization serving as a state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). We are dedicated to serving Idaho citizens by promoting greater public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities.

Programs

Bringing the Humanities to You!

We work with organizations as partners to develop local humanities projects and programs, and by sponsoring our own Council-conducted programs, such as summer institutes in the humanities for K-12 teachers, library reading/discussion programs in small communities, traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, a Humanities Speakers Bureau, and Distinguished Humanities Lectures.

Grants

Need funding for a humanities project?

We offer grants to support projects involving Idaho citizens that focus on literature, history, philosophy, art history, archaeology and other humanities disciplines. 

Learn more about these grants, as well as CARES Act grants, below.

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Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Wallace in the White House

Speaker:  David Leroy Mr. Leroy will talk about Wallace in the White house the day after President Lincoln was assassinated.

“There is nothing complicated about ordinary equality”: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Speaker:  Amy Canfield The fight for women to achieve voting rights is a long history with various setbacks and achievements. From women’s roles in the ...

Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs

Speaker:  Tracy Morrison In 1883, Sarah Winnemucca was the first Native American woman to publish an autobiography “Life Among the Paiutes, Their Wrongs and Claims” ...

Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs

Speaker:  Tracy Morrison In 1883, Sarah Winnemucca was the first Native American woman to publish an autobiography “Life Among the Paiutes, Their Wrongs and Claims” ...

The Chinese in Idaho

Speaker:  Priscilla Wegars The Chinese began coming to Idaho in the mid-1860s.  While most were then employed as miners, they also performed a wide variety ...

Parlor Nights at the Boise Art Museum

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage humanities discussions | music of the era | great art Women, Literature & Music – This event ...
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