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Speakers Bureau

Discover the Humanities One-on-One in South Dakota

SDHC’s Speakers Bureau offers a depth of topics that groups across South Dakota can bring to their communities. The council supports nearly 150 Speakers Bureau events annually, across a range of humanities-related subjects.

The benefit in this program lies in the ease in which groups can bring humanities programming to their communities.

Speakers Bureau scholars offer specialized programs, and many offer multiple programs. Some presentations are specific to South Dakota experiences, while others explore greater themes of society and the human experience.

SDHC limits host organizations to four speaker presentations per year (Nov 1 – Oct 31). One Book, Young Readers One Book and Book Club to Go discussions are unlimited and based on book availability.

Scholar Program

“Trail Blazers” – The Gypsy Cowbelle’s program compares the disappearing lifestyle of the Bedouins with those of the homesteaders and cowboys of the American West, bridging unfamiliar lifestyles from around the world. It’s a grand theme encapsulating the humanities; influencing us by bringing humanity together in true brotherly and sisterly fashion to gather around shared, common topics which transcend –  no matter where on the earth one lives.

Are you interested in becoming one of our scholars? Click here for more information.

Speakers Bureau

SDHC Scholars

If you are hoping to find a scholar who presents on a predetermined topic, enter your search term(s) into the search bar at the bottom of this page. Be sure to click on the scholar’s name to view their expanded program offerings that will include your search topic. For example, searching “Lewis and Clark” will link to three unique scholars with programs either built upon Lewis and Clark expeditions or tangential to them. Then, you decide who will best bring a chosen topic to life for your group!

Prospective Scholar Information

Before applying to become an SDHC scholar, please review the SDHC Scholar Guidelines.

For more information about becoming a scholar, email or call the SDHC office at (605) 688-6113. Applications are open on a rolling basis with a deadline of August 1st each year. The SDHC Program Committee will review applications no later than early-September, and vetted scholars will be notified.