Welcome to the Idaho Humanities Council, celebrating its 40th 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.
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In commemoration of Idaho's sesquicentennial, IHC will sponsor a series of four two-day regional workshops exploring Idaho territorial history for K-12 teachers starting in June of 2013. The workshops will be held in Boise, Lewiston, Pocatello, and Coeur d'Alene.
There is some space at each site. Please contact Cindy Wang - firstname.lastname@example.org - if you are interested in attending.
Visit our site often to learn about programs and events in your area of the state. Humanities Events Calendar.
Mon, March 4 2013
Teacher Workshops Exploring Idaho's Territorial History
The Idaho Humanities Council will host two-day regional workshops in Boise, Pocatello, Lewiston, and Coeur d'Alene during the summer of 2013. Read More
Fri, April 19 2013
National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick to Speak in Boise September 26
National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick will be the speaker at the IHC’s 17th Annual Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7 p.m., at the Boise Centre. Read More
Fri, April 19 2013
Prize-winning Historian Douglas Brinkley to Speak in Coeur d'Alene on October 3rd
Prize-winning historian Douglas Brinkley will be the speaker at the IHC’s 10th Annual Northern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner on Thursday, October 3rd at 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
Thu, May 16 2013
Idaho Humanities Council to Honor Two Meridian Teachers
Siena Elementary School teacher Heide Fry and Centennial High School teacher Cindy Wilson will receive awards in May from the Idaho Humanities Council for “Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities.” Read More
Fri, May 24 2013 at 7:00 PM
Free Public Lecture on Life and Work of Novelist Thomas Wolfe
The Idaho Humanities Council will help sponsor a lecture by acclaimed North Carolina author Robert Morgan, entitled "From the Blue Ridge to the Rocky Mountains: Thomas Wolfe and the American West." Read More