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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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Mon, November 13 2017

Three New Members Join Idaho Humanities Council Board

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Thu, November 16 2017

IHC anthology on Wilderness wins award for "Idaho Book of the Year"

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Wed, November 22 2017

Idaho Humanities Council Hires New Executive Director

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Mon, January 8 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist James B. Stewart to Speak in Idaho Falls, April 12

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Thu, February 22 2018

IHC to Honor Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities, Thursday, February 22

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