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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 2 2016

IHC's Anthology on Idaho Wilderness

The Idaho Humanities Council announces publication of Idaho Wilderness Considered anthology. Read More
Thu, September 7 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham to speak in Coeur d'Alene

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham to deliver the IHCís Annual Lecture in Coeur d'Alene on September 7, 2017. Read More
Fri, September 15 2017 at 07:00

National Book Award winner and New Yorker writer Evan Osnos to speak in Boise

National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos to deliver the IHC's Annual Lecture in Boise on Friday, September 15, 2017. Read More
Fri, October 20 2017

Idaho Humanities Council Awards $59,205 in Grants, Spring 2017

The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) awarded $59,205 in grants to organizations and individuals this spring. Read More
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