Speakers Bureau Tracks


Draper Drouillard2With the many different topics, scholars, and presentation experiences available through our Speakers Bureau, you can add meaningful programming to your organization’s or school’s event calendar. Explore what Humanities Nebraska has to offer through individual programs or design a series that enables your audience to explore different perspectives on the same theme over time.

Use the events form to schedule three programs in one track and receive the 4th program free!

The following suggested tracks will give you an idea of what’s possible when you build a series with HN speakers:


Art and Artists

Explore the diverse forms of visual art that play a role in Nebraskans’ lives, from quilts and photographs to the mosaics that decorate the Nebraska State Capitol.


History Through Music

Listen to songs that captured the spirit of pioneers and homesteaders.


Human Rights and Responsibilities

Encounter historical figures who fought to defend human rights as you consider our own responsibility to protect these rights.


Nebraska History

Introduce yourself to the history of Nebraska through brief glimpses into our state at different periods in time.


Nebraska’s Journey Stories

Experience life on the pioneer trails or learn about Nebraska’s immigrant groups.


Nebraska’s Literary Giants

Meet Nebraska writers who gained national — and even international — acclaim.


Our Global Experience

Explore the cultures of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America as you build awareness of global issues and human rights.


Representation and Reality

Take a critical eye to cultural myths and stereotypes and learn how they continue to influence contemporary society.



Learn how family and community histories are preserved through oral and written records.



Discover how U.S. ideology was influenced by our nation’s experiences during its national expansion, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond.


Women’s Experiences

Come to understand the unique experiences of women throughout various cultures and historical moments, both through their differences and what they share in common.


Women’s Experiences II

Hear the stories and share the experiences of even more women across time and throughout the world.


See also:
Speakers/Topics for Native American Heritage Month (November)

Speakers/Topics for National Hispanic American Heritage Month (September)




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