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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
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
SEPTEMBER 2017
Tue, September 26 2017 at 7:00 PM
Steve Shaw had a family emergency and had to cancel. The Application fee will be credited
speaker: Amy Canfield
sponsor: League of Woemn Voters - Moscow
contact: Dulce Kersting
phone: (515) 231-3020
location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, ID
OCTOBER 2017
Tue, October 3 2017 at 6:00 PM
Idaho Songs Project
speaker: P. Gary Eller
sponsor: Lewiston City Library
contact: Erin Kolb
phone: (208) 798-2525
location: Lewiston City Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 411 D Street, Lewiston, ID
Wed, October 4 2017 at 5:30 PM
Clarence E. Eddy (1875-1936) and Hannibal F. "Seven Devils" Johnson (1837-1921): Idaho's "Poet Prospectors".
speaker: P. Gary Eller
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
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
Fri, October 6 2017 at 3:30 PM
Strong Women of Early Idaho
speaker: P. Gary Eller
sponsor: Hayden Public Library
contact: Twylla Rehder
phone: (208) 772-7405
location: Hayden Public Library, Large Meeting Room, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID
Sun, October 8 2017 at 2:00 PM
Bad Asses and Disasters of Early Idaho - Songs That Should Have Been Written But Weren't
speaker: P. Gary Eller
sponsor: Pinehurst Public Library
contact: Twylla Rehder
phone: (208) 772-7405
location: Pinehurst Public Library, 107 Main St., Pinehurst, 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.
Thu, November 23 2017 at 12:00 PM
The Constitution and Religion: Origins, Challenges, and Accommodations
speaker: David Adler
sponsor: Lewis-Clark State College
contact: Leif Hoffman
phone: (208) 792-2818
location: Lewis-Clark State College, 500 8th Ave., Lewiston, ID
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
MARCH 2018
Fri, March 9 2018 at 6:30 PM
Hemingway Literary Center at Boise State University Hosts Kate Moore who will present on her book "The Radium Girls" on March 9, 2018
sponsor: The Hemingway Literary Center at Boise State University
phone: (208) 426-3191
location: Ron and Linda Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, ID
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