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 fall 2019, applications are due at Noon on Friday December 14th, 2018. 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:

  • The history or culture of African-Americans, Hispanics, Women, or the LGBTQ community
  • Popular or Classic Literature
  • Film & Cinema
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Civics & Politics
  • Religion
  • Poetry

Speaker Programs, 2016-2017


Presenters can engage the public in a few ways:

Florida Talks

These one-off speaking opportunities are sponsored by FHC and offered around the state.

Speaker Series

Speakers may be asked to participate as part of an FHC Speakers’ Series, a collection of four to six programs.

Grant Participants

Speakers may be asked to participate as a scholar or presenter for an organization’s grant project.


Steps to apply:

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These programs are funded in part by the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities.