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Now Accepting Applications: Join the 2022 Speakers Bureau

Humanities Kansas (HK) seeks humanities scholars and experts to apply for the new Speakers Bureau, HK’s statewide traveling scholar program that engages audiences with in-person and online humanities-based presentations. Topics must be non-partisan, rooted in humanities research, and appropriate for a general, adult audience. The catalog is scheduled to launch in 2022.  

At the heart of the humanities are stories – stories that connect us, that tell us who we are, and what we’ve valued over time and across generations. Stories draw on insights from history, literature, traditions, and culture, and have the power to spark conversations, inspire new ideas, and connect us to one another. These connections strengthen communities and our nation’s democracy. Join us! 

Preference will be given to: 

  • Creative proposals that explore diverse stories and offer fresh perspectives on Kansas history.
  • Presentations on civics and core principles of our constitutional government and democracy, Indigenous perspectives on cultural traditions, treaties, and sovereignty, and the full and rich diversity of the Kansas (and American) experience.
  • Individuals with an advanced degree or in the process of obtaining one, such as a M.A. or Ph.D., in a humanities or social science discipline.
  • Museum curators, librarians, or other skilled professionals with knowledge of a specific humanities-centered topic.
  • Professionals whose main activity is teaching, research, and/or writing in a humanities discipline.
  • Traditional culture bearers. Scholarship and knowledge gathering are defined differently in different cultures, and HK respects such diversity of training and preparation.  

Presentations will be featured in the Speakers Bureau catalog set to launch in 2022. Due to demand, the deadline for applications is extended to Friday, August 13, 2021.


How to apply:


  1. Review the Qualifications and Instructions.
  2. Review Frequently Asked Questions.
  3. Fill out the Online Application Form.

Qualifications and Instructions 


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What happens next?

Humanities Kansas staff will automatically be notified once you have submitted your application. All applicants will be notified of HK's decision.

Questions? Contact, Abigail Kaup, Program Officer, at or call 785-357-0359.


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