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Hemingway Literary Center among Idaho Humanities Council award recipients

The Idaho Humanities Council, the statewide nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing public awareness, appreciation and understanding of the humanities in Idaho, recently awarded $115,122 in grants to organizations and individuals.

That included $3,000 for the Boise State Hemingway Literary Center program that this year is examining diverse aspects of the theme “Exile, Refuge, Home.” Topics to be explored include the experience of immigration, becoming a refugee and the various forms of diaspora. Programming includes performances, talks, readings, and book groups and events will take place monthly from November to May.

The project director is Cheryl Hindrichs, an associate professor in the Department of English. Contact Hindrichs at or read more about the program:

The council gave 42 awards, including 25 major grants for public humanities programs, two research fellowships, six opportunity grants, four teacher incentive grants, three Museum on Main Street programming grants, and two other funded program partnerships. The grants were supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Idaho Humanities Council’s Endowment for Humanities Education.

The next deadline for Idaho Humanities Council grant proposals, including research fellowship applications, is Dec. 15, 2019 for the initial application, and Jan. 15, 2020 for the final submission. The council strongly recommends that prospective applicants contact staff to discuss their project ideas before completing proposals. Grant guidelines and application instructions are available on IHC’s website at, or by calling (208) 345-5346.