“Tired of the endless parade of TV sitcoms, cheap pulp novels, and sleazy tabloids? Give the WHC Speakers Bureau a try.” —Introduction to the inaugural Speakers Bureau catalog in 1992
For 21 years, humanities presenters traveled the state as members of the Wisconsin Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. They reached practically every county with accessible presentations about literature, history, folklore, ethics, ethnic studies, philosophy, linguistics and more.From Wisconsin to ancient Greece, topics ranged across time and the globe.
Libraries, community centers, schools, and service clubs planned free, public events featuring these outstanding storytellers, historians, performers, and cultural experts. Thousands of people young and old enjoyed high-quality public humanities programs thanks to the dedication of our outstanding public humanities scholars.
Changing needs in communities and significant reductions in the WHC’s federal funding led us to cease supporting the Speakers Bureau in 2013.
A Sampling of Audience Favorites:
- ‘Noble Work’ an essay by Mike Perry
- About Us
- Grant Program
- Funding Priorities
- Involving Humanities Experts
- Oral History Guidelines
- Digital Humanities Planning
- Tips for Grant Writers
- Resources for Grant Recipients
- Recently Funded Projects
- Pick a Talk
- Current Programs
- Past Programs
- Sample page using the new Bobbette custom theme
- Stay Connected
- Subscription Confirmation
- The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer
- What does the WHC do?
- Working Lives Project Grants
- About the Project
- List of Films
- “In the Breakroom” Interviews
- Stories: Past, Present & Future
- Radio Essays: Workers Profiled
- Working Warriors
- Our Working Partners
- Error 404
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