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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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Thu, June 14 2018

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen to speak in Boise September 27

Quindlen will deliver the Idaho Humanities Council’s 22nd Annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m., at Boise Centre West. Quindlen’s topic will be “How Reading and Writing Will Ensure Our Democracy.” Read More
Sun, July 15 2018 – Fri, July 20 2018

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

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