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Welcome to the Idaho Humanities Council, celebrating its 42nd 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.

Please take a moment to watch this 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.


Tue, February 3 2015 – Sat, July 18 2015

Harlem Renaissance Summer Teacher Institute July 12-17, 2015

Idaho teachers invited to apply to IHC's summer institute on the Harlem Renaissance. Read More
Thu, February 26 2015

Bestselling author Jamie Ford to speak in Twin Falls Thursday, April 30

Bestselling author Jamie Ford will be the speakers at IHC's Humanities Lecture and Dinner on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7 p.m., at the Turf Club in Twin Falls. The title of his talk is "The History Behind a Love Story." Read More
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