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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, November 16 2017

IHC anthology on Wilderness wins award for "Idaho Book of the Year"

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Mon, January 8 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist James B. Stewart to Speak in Idaho Falls, April 12

Stewart's topic is "Truth Matters: How Fake News and False Statements Undermine America." Read More
Thu, February 8 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist Jack Ohman to Speak in Twin Falls

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Thu, February 22 2018

IHC to Honor Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities, Thursday, February 22

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Sun, July 15 2018 – Fri, July 20 2018

Idaho Teachers Invited to Attend Summer Institute on Idaho’s History

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