INseparable Speakers Bureau

The Indiana Humanities INseparable Speakers Bureau is a curated list of fun and informative presentations, discussions and workshops from Indiana scholars on urban, rural and suburban dynamics in the Hoosier state.

INseparable Speakers Bureau

Indiana Humanities’ newest thematic initiative, INseparable, explores how Hoosiers relate to each other across boundaries and considers what it will take to indeed be inseparable, in all the ways that matter. The conclusion drawn from the near-constant polling, media commentary, and academic analysis of the past two years is that America is culturally divided by its geography and that Americans see each other differently depending on whether they live in rural, suburban or urban communities. 

To help Hoosiers understand and talk about urban, suburban and rural differences and connections, Indiana Humanities has curated a new speakers bureau of talks and workshops by Indiana scholars and experts. Talks explore many aspects of urban, suburban and rural dynamics at play through history and today. From beer to water, Brown County to Gary, maps to Middletown, speakers provide a variety of lenses for thinking about the ways we are, or are not, inseparable.


Any organization can book a speaker from the bureau. All speakers have a standard fee of $400 for an engagement plus mileage and lodging reimbursement. To book a speaker, use the contact information provided in the catalog contact the speaker and work out a day and time for your event. Indiana Humanities has provided a template agreement letter you can use to formalize the details of the event. Logos and a template press release are also available for host sites to help spread the word.


During 2019-2020, these organizations will be hosting an INseparable Speaker.

  • Bartholomew County Public Library (Columbus)
  • Brick Street Poetry, Inc. (Zionsville)
  • Carmel Clay Public Library (Carmel)
  • Crown Point Community Library (Crown Point)
  • Cumberland First Baptist Church (Indianapolis)
  • Danville Public Library’s Book and a Meal (Danville)
  • Dubois Branch Library (Dubois)
  • Eckhart Public Library (Auburn)
  • Hamilton East Public Library (Noblesville)
  • Hanover College (Hanover)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis)
  • Jasper Newton Foundation Inc. (Rensselaer)
  • Jasper Public Library (Jasper)
  • Johnson County Public Library (Greenwood)
  • Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (Kokomo)
  • La Porte County Public Library (La Porte)
  • Lake County Public Library (Merrillville)
  • T.C. Steele State Historic Site (Nashville)
  • Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce (Terre Haute)
  • The Center for the Performing Arts (Carmel)
  • Vibrant Communities Elkhart County (Elkhart)

Visit our online calendar for more details.


Visit the resource page.


Contact Megan Telligman, program manager ( / 317.616.9409).