We are all fellow travelers on this journey through humanity/the human experience. The humanities deepen our understanding of what it means to be human by exploring history, politics, literature and more to help us navigate the world around us. Join IHC staff as we talk with scholars, experts, and keepers of knowledge across Idaho’s communities to share what they are thinking, writing, and talking about. Context will be your guide as you explore the humanities.

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The views expressed by our speakers do not represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Idaho Humanities Council.

Connected Conversations Archives

Jennifer Stevens

“Boise’s Industrial Past”


“History of Idaho Falls Baseball - 80th Season of Professional Baseball in Idaho Falls"

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"Semester in the Wild at U of I"

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"History of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness"

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"LGBTQIA+ History in Boise"

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"The Black Experience in Idaho"

Dan Prinzing

"The Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial"

Marc Johnson

"Idaho’s Most Controversial Politician: Glen H. Taylor, the Singing Senator"

Ryan Weeks INL

"How INL is Changing the Future of Nuclear Energy"

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"Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp"


"Native Women Writers and Colonial Domesticity at the Federal Indian Boarding Schools"

Rick Just

"The History of Idaho State Parks"

Salome Mwangi

"The Refugee Experience and Boise"

Kathy Aiken

"Seeking Suffrage: The Idaho Story"

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"Beyond Fake News: News Literacy and the Informed Citizen"


"Approaching the US Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything For Lawyers and Judges"


"Victory and Triumph in Ancient Rome"

Steven J. Pyne

"Fire’s American Century"

Carole Skinner

"A Dialogue on Independent Film"

Michael Faison

"A Discussion on the Arts and the Humanities"

Alex Meregaglia

"Discovering Vardis Fisher’s Boise: Reexamining Idaho and the Federal Writers Project"

Lisa McClain

"Women in Art During the Renaissance and Reformation"

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"Archie Boyd Teater: Art, Architecture, Artifacts & Archives"

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"The History of Wallace, Idaho"

Matthew Miles

"The History of Presidential Inaugurations"

Erik Hadley, History, faculty/staff, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

"From Alcatraz to Mauna Kea"

Peter Black

"The Nazi Rise to Power and The Consolidation of Power, 1918-1938"

HannaLore Hein

"Working Together Before, During, and After the Progressive Era: The Legacy of Women’s Clubs in Idaho"

Bill Tsutsui

"Godzilla and the Imagination of Anxiety, from Hiroshima to COVID-19"


"History of Stonewall"

Mark Warner

"Selling Things and Selling Sex: Archaeological Explorations of Sandpoint, Idaho"

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"Culture, Climate, and the Agricultural Transition in Northeastern Utah’s Uintah Basin: The Cub Creek Fremont in Dinosaur National Monument"


"Poetry is the Message, The Message is Love"

Erik Hadley

"Gilles, Giants, and Dragons, Oh My!: The Reinvention of Folkloric Festivals in Belgium"

Frank de la Teja

"The Battle of the Alamo in Mexican, Texan, and United States History"

Sarah Robey

"The End of the Cold War and American Culture"

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"Restoring the Wetxuuwíitin’ Collection"


"Images of Sacajawea: The Lewis & Clark Expedition, Suffragettes, and Modern-day Representations"

Bob Reinhardt

"The Atlas of Drowned Towns: Recovering the Histories of Places Lost to Dam Construction"


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