Later this spring, Indiana Humanities will launch a new thematic initiative focused on the ways we shape the environment and it shapes us. To help Hoosiers understand and talk about our relationships to the natural world and the implications of climate change, we will offer a speakers bureau of compelling talks and workshops rooted in the humanities and led by Indiana scholars and experts. 

We currently seek proposals from scholars and experts to join an environmental humanities speakers bureau. We welcome proposals from across the broad field of the environmental humanities. We are especially interested in talks that connect to our key themes of the encounter, decolonizing the environment, connection to place and an ethic of care, the Anthropocene and the future, and water as a lens for thinking through any of the above. (Each of these ideas is elaborated further in the call for proposals.)  

Indiana Humanities facilitates an application process for libraries, schools, civic organizations and other tax-exempt organizations to host a speaker. If awarded, speakers receive a standard honorarium of $400 per talk, plus mileage and travel reimbursement.  



The call for proposals to join the speakers bureau is now open. Please read the call carefully. Proposals should include a talk title and description, as well as short answers to help us understand your interest in joining the speakers bureau and your subject matter expertise. We also ask that you provide a reference who can give us a sense of your presenting style.  

Strong preference is for scholars based in Indiana though consideration will be given to those based just across the state line (I.e., Louisville, Cincinnati, etc.) who are willing to travel throughout the state. 

Applications are due Jan. 31, 2021. A panel of IH staff, board and subject matter experts will review proposals and make selections by the end of March.


For more information, contact Megan Telligman, Senior Program Manager, mtelligman@indianahumanities.org / 317.616.9409