The Idaho Humanities Council has brought nationally recognized historians, journalists, and novelists to Idaho annually since 1997 for the IHC’s Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner, which began in Boise as a way to increase the awareness of the humanities in the Boise Valley. Due to continued and overwhelming success, the IHC board decided to implement regional events in Coeur d’Alene beginning in 2004 and in Idaho Falls in 2008.
- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham will deliver the 14th Annual North Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. His topic will be: American Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future
- National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos will deliver the 21st Annual Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Boise Centre. His topic will be: America in the Age of Trump: Who Are We? Who Will We Become?
- Tickets for both events available on the council website.
Past Speakers Included:
- Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist in 2014 (Boise, ID)
- Jess Walter, best-selling author in 2014 (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
- Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer in 2015 (Idaho Falls, ID)