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Humanities Events In and Around Idaho

Times, dates and locations are subject to change. 
Please call the listed contact to verify the program information.
All programs are open to the general public.

indicates an IHC Speaker's Bureau event.

ONGOING
Sat, July 15 2017 – Fri, September 15 2017
Idaho Humanities Council Seeks Two Academic Board Members
Deadline: September 15
sponsor: Idaho Humanities Council
contact: Rick Ardinger
phone: (208) 345-5346
Fri, August 11 2017 – Sun, December 17 2017
BOISE ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain
sponsor: Boise Art Museum
phone: (208) 345-8330
location: See Flier for Details
AUGUST 2017
Thu, August 24 2017 at 7:00 PM
Early Songs about Idaho's Water
speaker: P. Gary Eller
sponsor: Idaho Power Company
contact: Molly Lowe
phone: (541) 785-7270
location: Copperfield Park, Hwy. 86, Oxbow, OR
Sat, August 26 2017 at 12:00 PM
The Role of Women's Clubs in Establishing Carnegie Public Libraries in Idaho
speaker: Susan Swetnam
sponsor: Friends of the West Bonner District Library
contact: Alice Booth
phone: (208) 448-1087
location: Priest RIver Library, Conference Room, 118 Main Street, Priest River, ID
SEPTEMBER 2017
Thu, September 7 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham to speak in Coeur d'Alene on September 7th
Fri, September 15 2017 at 07:00
National Book Award winner and New Yorker writer Evan Osnos to speak in Boise on September 15th
Osnos’ topic will be “America in the Age of Trump: Who Are We? Who Will We Become?”
Sun, September 17 2017 at 12:00 noon - 4:30 PM
Museum Rock Party 2017
The Rock Party is designed as an engaging and educational hands-on museum event for children and families. The event focuses on Idaho’s historic mining, fossils and geology. Guided by dozens of volunteers, students work their way through numerous activity stations that have them using rock hammers, manipulating clay, sifting through sand, and more.
sponsor: Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
contact: Shirley Ewing
phone: (208) 283-3186
location: Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentisry Rd., Boise, ID
Tue, September 19 2017 at 3:00 PM
Medieval Women in Story and Song
sponsor: Heatherwood Retirement Community
contact: Chris Gallagher
phone: (208) 345-2150
location: Heatherwood Retirement Community, Friendship Room, 5277 W. Kootenai St., Boise, ID
OCTOBER 2017
Wed, October 4 2017 – Sun, October 8 2017
Sheeptales Gathering 2017 - The Shepherdess of the Glaciers
We are bringing in Stanzin Dorjai to screen his documentary film centered on a shepherdess of sheep and endangered Pashmina goats in the Himalayas titled “Shepherdess of the Glaciers.” In addition, we will be bringing in his long-time friend and colleague, Konchok Stobgais, who helped found the Cashmere Center in Pangong of India’s High Himalayas. Stanzin will present the film, conduct a Q&A and story tell. While Stobgais will do a workshop on working with cashmere from the nomad’s viewpoint and provide a demonstration of how to make rope out of wool.
sponsor: Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center, Inc.
contact: Laura Drake
phone: (208) 720-0585
Thu, October 5 2017 at 10:30 AM
Constitutional Intersections
speaker: David Adler
sponsor: ISU Continuing Education
contact: Shirley McElprang-Hockett
phone: (208) 282-2789
location: Idaho State University, College Of Education (Bldg. 62) auditorium, 1550 E. Terry St., Pocatello, ID
Thu, October 12 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Dynamiters (Steunenberg Assassination)
speaker: Robert Sobba
sponsor: City of Caldwell
contact: Debbie Geyer
phone: (208) 455-4656
location: Treasure Valley Community College Caldwell Center, Rm. 211, 205 South 6th Ave., Caldwell, ID
Sat, October 14 2017 at 6:30 PM
Chocolate: Food of the Gods
speaker: Lauren Fins
sponsor: American Falls District Library
contact: Debbie Walmsley
phone: (208) 226-2335
location: American Falls District Library, Community Room, 308 Roosevelt St., American Falls, ID
Thu, October 19 2017 at 5:00 PM
Spirits of the Salmon River
sponsor: Friends of the West Bonner District Library
contact: Alice Booth
phone: (208) 448-1087
location: Priest River Library, Conference Room, 118 Main St., Priest River, ID
NOVEMBER 2017
Sat, November 4 2017 at 6:00 PM
The Value of the Humanities
speaker: Susan Swetnam
sponsor: North Idaho College
contact: Sara Fladeland
phone: (208) 769-7750
location: North Idaho College, Edminster Student Union, Lake Coeur d'Alene Room, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID
Wed, November 8 2017 at 6:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Things You Know But Cannot Explain
The Boise Art Museum will present a panel discussion using the artwork of Native American artist Rick Bartow (1946-2016) as a focal point to have conversations about heritage, culture, storytelling, transformation, and identity. A moderator and three panelists will lend insight and help audience members understand and make personal and multi-disciplinary connections between the work of an important American artist and their own experiences.
sponsor: Boise Art Museum
contact: Melanie Fales
phone: (208) 345-8330
location: Boise State University Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise ID 83725.
DECEMBER 2017
Fri, December 1 2017 at 6:30 PM
Classical Christmas Concert
speaker: Del Parkinson
sponsor: Memorial Community Center
contact: Carolyn Speelmon
phone: (208) 264-5481
location: Memorial Community Center, Main Hall, 415 Wellington Place, Hope, ID
Tue, December 5 2017 – Fri, December 8 2017
Surviving Voices
"Surviving Voices” is a four-day event that turns to the humanities—the disciplines that foster exploration, understanding, and creative thinking—to provoke thought and demonstrate how alternative perspectives can help develop important strategies for combating violence against women in its many forms. This series will feature speakers such as Elizabeth Smart, discussions with women’s studies scholars, documentary films, and theatre performances. All events are free and open to the public.
sponsor: Idaho State University
contact: Elizabeth Brunner
phone: (208) 282-1478
Sun, December 31 2017
Origins, a New, Permanent Exhibit at the Idaho State Historical Museum
sponsor: Idaho State Historical Society
contact: Dax Chizum
phone: (208) 514-2304
location: Idaho State Historical Society, 2205 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID
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