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.
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.
We exist to support Idaho!
The IHC has multiple grant opportunities to support a wide variety of programs and projects to explore history, art, culture, and the humanities. Click below!
2023 Distinguished Humanities Lecture Coeur d’Alene: Daniel James Brown
Out in the Middle of Nowhere
Idaho Talks: Idaho Powers Environmental Stewardship Program with Taylor Campbell
Idaho Talks: Ghosts of the Frank: Solo Winter Traverse of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness with Dan Noakes
Idaho Talks: Who Lies Beneath? Idaho-The Famous, Infamous and Interesting Permanent Residents with David Habben
Idaho Talks: Settling the Southfork-The Homestead of Simeon Willey with Kathy Deinhardt Hill
Who We Are
HOW HAVE WE HELPED?
"Support from IHC ensures we can bring people together to explore diverse issues and hear varied viewpoints through the lens of civility, which is important now more than ever."
Development Manager, City Club of Boise
“North Idaho Read’s goal is to bring communities together around a book and support from the Idaho Humanities Council has provided author talks with truly amazing community discussions!”
Adult Program Coordinator, Community Library Network at Hayden
How Can We Help?