Idaho Humanities Council

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The National Endowment for the Humanities was founded in 1965 by Congress. There are 56 humanities councils around the country, including here in Idaho. We talk with Idaho Humanities Council Executive Director David Pettyjohn about their public event with 2013 inaugural poet Richard Blanco Sept. 19.


Idaho Humanities Council

Forty Idaho teachers are gathering next week for the Idaho Humanities Council's Summer Teacher Institute. The teachers get an in-depth study of a single topic to help them teach that topic in their classrooms. The institute is titled "Are Women People?" The Journey for Voting Rights. The IHC is also holding three evening programs open to the public on the women's suffrage movement.

  • The Idaho Humanities Council explores the question "Are Women People?"
  • Idaho cyclists take over downtown Boise.
  • A new book on slavery.
  • We take a trip to Gorongosa National Park.

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A longtime state Attorney General and Idaho Supreme Court Justice will be honored Thursday by the Idaho Humanities Council.

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A new book takes a unique look at Idaho’s wild places. Titled “Idaho Wilderness Considered,” the book is more than a field guide to the state’s backcountry. It includes personal journeys, political stories and historical snapshots of the wilderness character of Idaho.

Co-editor Murray Feldman says the book grew out of the Idaho Humanities Council’s two year-long reading and conversation series on wilderness. The catalyst was the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in 2014.