Idaho Humanities Council

“I am so thankful for the sense of renewal these teacher institutes give me. They rejuvenate me after a year of ‘being in the trenches’ and bring back my passion for teaching again.”

Rachel SchuldtTeacher and IHC Teacher Institute participant

Our Mission

The vision of the IHC is that the humanities inspire a more literate, tolerant and intellectually inquisitive Idaho citizenry, better able to embrace life’s possibilities.

About Us

For more than 40 years, the Idaho Humanities Council’s mission has been to provide opportunities to deepen public understanding of human experience by connecting people with ideas. The Council has met its mission by awarding grants to organizations statewide to develop humanities projects and programs on the local level. In addition, the Council has sponsored programs of its own to enhance awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities.

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Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
May 25, 2017

Prepared for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies by Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Addressing the National Endowment for the Humanities, May 24, 2017.

Pulitzer Prizes Council Campfires Events Heat Up In October
Pulitzer Prizes Council Campfires Events Heat Up In October
October 21, 2016

More than 30 events are occurring in October, making it one of the busiest in terms of council Campfires programming. These programs include festivals, poetry celebrations, distinguished lectures, and reading and writing workshops.

Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
June 28, 2016

Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.

March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming
March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming
March 17, 2016

From mountain sports, adventure journalism, war, political cartoons, incarceration and poetry, to reading, discussion, listening and understanding, council programs touch upon a diverse set of topics for this month’s Pulitzer Campfires programming.

FY2014 Income Survey Results
FY2014 Income Survey Results
March 8, 2016

Based on audited information supplied by councils, the income survey report provides valuable information about the sources of council support each year, as well as funding trends over time.