Speakers Bureau

Bringing the humanities to your town is easy with the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau. Scholars in the fields of history, literature, philosophy, law, and archaeology have been traveling the state for 20 years speaking at libraries, historical societies, civic organizations and museums .

Current Speakers

The current roster of 28 speakers represent 21 subjects.




By Subject

Visit the Calendar

to see upcoming events

Schedule a Speaker

If your organization would like to present a speaker, first directly contact the speaker to confirm program dates and times. After you have confirmed scheduling details, submit a speaker request form to the Ohio Humanities at least six weeks before the presentation takes place. Upon Ohio Humanities approval, we’ll a send you a packet with publicity materials and ask you to pay the appropriate application fee to the Ohio Humanities. Groups are limited to three Speakers Bureau programs per year.


Speakers Fee Structure

Non-profit organizations with an annual budget under $150,000 pay a fee of $50.00

Non-profit organizations with an annual budget over $150,000 pay a fee of $250.00

Schools (including colleges or universities) and corporate or private entities pay a fee of $400.00


Book Your Speaker

Once you have contacted and confirmed with your speaker, use our online application to apply. If you have any questions, please call Jim Calder at 614.461.7802 or email at jimc@ohiohumanities.org

Apply Online Here


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