Connecting People with Ideas


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.


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.


Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

The Changing Face of Media in Idaho

IHC announces a special, two-part web series titled “The Changing Face of Media” held on June 2nd and 14th from 6-7:30PM (MDT). Attendees will have ...

Why Do We See Media As Polarizing? With Maria Hinojosa and Mark Trahant

Virtual Panel Features 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winner Maria Hinojosa and Veteran Journalist Mark Trahant IHC announces a special, two-part web series titled “The Changing Face of ...

16th Annual Malad Valley Welsh Festival

Honoring Welsh heritage of Malad Valley with presentations, family history displays, poetry readings, concerts, tours of historic site, kids’ activities, food and craft vendors, and ...

How to Hide an Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater United States

About this event Look at a map of the United States and you'll see the familiar cluster of states in North America, plus Hawai'i and ...

T.J. Stiles, Two-time Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, to Speak in Idaho Falls on April 21, 2022

T.J. Stiles, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the National Book Award will deliver the 13thAnnual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on ...

Best-selling Author David Grann Speaks in Coeur d’Alene on Friday, May 6, 2022

David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. He will give the 17th Annual North Idaho Distinguished ...

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