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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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Tue, March 13 2018

Idaho Humanities Council Awards $47,646 in Grants

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Tue, April 3 2018

Best selling author Jamie Ford to speak in Boise Friday, May 18

Ford is the author of book club favorite Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost and his latest novel Love and Other Consolation Prizes. Read More
Thu, April 19 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist Jack Ohman to Speak in Twin Falls April 19

Ohman's topic is "Uncommon Ground: Drawing the Purple between Red and Blue" Read More
Thu, April 19 2018

IHC Office Closed and Phones Down

The IHC office is currently closed as the staff are all attending an event in Twin Falls. We also discovered our phones are down. Please email us if you need to contact us. We'll get the issue resolved soon. Thank you! Read More
Sun, July 15 2018 – Fri, July 20 2018

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

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