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’ current 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. Whether due to real or perceived differences, Americans often 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 speakers bureau of talks and workshops by Indiana scholars and experts. 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.



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, then contact the speaker to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time to give the presentation (please note, talks must take place on or after August 1, 2020). Once you have arranged a date and time with the speaker, complete the online application form. Applications are open to any tax-exempt organization in Indiana, including libraries, schools, community centers, local government organizations and others. Applications close March 31, 2020. 

If selected, Indiana Humanities will pay the speaker’s fee ($400) directly. 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 finalized the details of their event with the speaker.  


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

  • Aurora Public Library – Dillsboro Branch (Dillsboro)
  • Bartholomew County Public Library (Columbus)
  • Brick Street Poetry, Inc. (Zionsville)
  • Brown County Playhouse (Nashville)
  • 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)
  • Elkhart County Historical Museum (Bristol)
  • Hamilton East Public Library (Noblesville)
  • Hanover College (Hanover)
  • Historic New Harmony (New Harmony)
  • Hoosier Farmers Market Association, Inc. (Carmel)
  • imagine:nation (Rushville)
  • Indy Convergence (Indianapolis)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis)
  • Jasper Newton Foundation Inc. (Rensselaer)
  • Jasper Public Library (Jasper)
  • Jennings County Historical Society (North Vernon)
  • Johnson County Public Library (Greenwood)
  • Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (Kokomo)
  • La Porte County Public Library (La Porte)
  • Lake County Public Library (Merrillville)
  • Mad Farmers Collective (Indianapolis)
  • Martin University (Indianapolis)
  • Michigan City Public Library (Michigan City)
  • North Manchester Public Library (North Manchester)
  • Oldenburg Academy (Oldenburg)
  • Orange County Service Council (Paoli)
  • Rush County Community Foundation (Rushville)
  • 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)
  • Washington Carnegie Public Library (Washington)
  • Wild Rose Moon (Plymouth)
  • Wunderkammer Company (Fort Wayne)

Visit our online calendar for more details.


Visit the resource page.


Contact Megan Telligman, program manager ( / 317.616.9409).