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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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Thu, October 13 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham to speak in Boise, Thursday, October 13 for IHC's 20th Annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham will deliver the Idaho Humanities Council's 20th Annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7 p.m., at the Boise Centre.  Read More
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