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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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Wed, November 14 2018

Idaho Humanities Council Awards $115,489 in Grants

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Fri, December 14 2018

Idaho Humanities Council Welcomes Two New Board Members

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Fri, January 4 2019

Idaho Teachers Invited to Attend Summer Institute on Women’s Suffrage

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Wed, January 16 2019

Bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley to speak in Idaho Falls, Friday, April 26

Author of numerous books, Brinkley will speak about his latest, available in early April, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.  Read More
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