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Cynthia Barnett and Jack Davis at the Our Florida, Our Water program in St. Petersburg, FL
Cynthia Barnett and Jack Davis at the Our Florida, Our Water program in St. Petersburg, FL

Priority Topics

Applicants who can present on the following topics are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • African-American, Native American or Hispanic history and culture
  • Civics or Democracy
  • Environment
  • Film or Cinema
  • LGBTQ
  • Literature or Poetry
  • Military History or Veterans
  • Philosophy, Ethics or Religion
  • Prehistoric or Historic Florida
  • Women’s Suffrage/19th Amendment

Who are we looking for

Florida Humanities is always looking for talented presenters to showcase our state’s unique culture and heritage. Speaking opportunities are available around Florida, and can take place with museums, historical societies, libraries, or other venues.

Florida Humanities connects communities with scholars and individuals who discuss contemporary and compelling subjects. Lecture topics should appeal to, and draw, diverse audiences. Presenters typically have backgrounds as university professors, published authors, chautauqua, storytellers, journalists, or former public officials.

Applicants who are selected for inclusion on our Speakers’ Directory will be included for two years, with the option to be renewed for an additional two years.

In addition to Florida Talks, members of the Speaker Directory may be asked to participate as a scholar or presenter for an organization’s grant project. Partner organizations may gain initial familiarity via one of our programs. Because of this, it is possible that a speaker is requested to participate in an event not sponsored by Florida Humanities.

Life is about relationships. The Florida Humanities Speakers Program connects authors with audiences, creating relationships and encouraging dialogues about the place we call home.

— Dr. Gary Mormino

Life is about relationships. The Florida Humanities Speakers Program connects authors with audiences, creating relationships and encouraging dialogues about the place we call home.

— Dr. Gary Mormino

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