Do you want to have conversations with your neighbors to explore and contemplate the Anthropocene, Indiana’s environmental history, climate change, environmental racism and other topics related to the Unearthed theme? Indiana Humanities has curated a speakers bureau of talks and workshops by Hoosier scholars and experts. From writing haiku inspired by our natural world to conversations about what it means for Hoosiers to be living on indigenous lands, the speakers provide a variety of points of entry to join the statewide conversation.

Apply to host a speaker

You can now apply to host a speaker in your community for free! To apply to host a speaker, review the available talks in the catalog and then complete the application. Applications are open to any tax-exempt organization in Indiana, including libraries, schools, community centers, local government organizations and others. Applications are due July 9, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their award by July 19, 2021 for programs beginning August 1, 2021.

If selected, Indiana Humanities will pay the speaker’s fee ($400) directly to the speaker, and the host sites are responsible for working with the speaker to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for the program. Host organizations agree to cover any travel costs requested by the speaker and to submit a final report to Indiana Humanities. A template agreement letter is provided by Indiana Humanities for host organizations to use as they finalize the details of their event with the speaker.