Join the Speakers’ Directory
The Florida Humanities Council 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.
To be considered as a presenter for the Speakers’ Directory starting in Spring 2020, applications are due at December 6, 2019. FHC strongly encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Gary Mormino, Scholar & Historian
“Life is about relationships. The FHC Speaker’s Program connects authors with audiences, creating relationships and encouraging dialogues about the place we call home.”
Who are we looking for?
The Florida Humanities Council 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.
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
- Film or Cinema
- Literature or Poetry
- Military History or Veterans
- Philosophy, Ethics or Religion
- Prehistoric or Historic Florida
- Women’s Suffrage/19th Amendment
Presenters can engage the public in a few ways:
- Florida Talks: These speaking opportunities are sponsored by FHC and offered around the state.
- Grant Participants: Speakers may be asked to participate as a scholar or presenter for an organization’s grant project.
- External Opportunities: Partner organizations may gain initial familiarity with a speaker via the Florida Humanities Council. Because of this, it is possible that a speaker is requested to participate in an event not sponsored by FHC.