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Virtual Speakers Bureau

Book one of these speakers for your online event

Humanities Nebraska (HN) has opened its Speakers Bureau to livestreaming opportunities for the first time in its 47-year history.  

In order to make a variety of humanities-themed content available during the pandemic, HN now allows organizations to pay a reduced processing fee ($25) to book a speaker for a virtual program through Facebook LIVE, Zoom, or a similar online platform. If the organization agrees to publicly post the recorded program via a platform such as YouTube, HN will waive the processing fee entirely. The hosting organization and the speaker will work together on the details of the program as they do with a usual in-person program.  

The following HN speakers are available to livestream their programs for interested organizations.


Beaverly BeaversA Visit With Lady Vestey

Pat BoilesenSing Me a Story: The Ballad of Yesterday and Today

Dianne Bystrom: Winning the Vote: The Campaign for Woman’s Suffrage in the United States

Deb Carpenter-Nolting: Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (with Lyn Messersmith)

Charlotte EndorfNo Time on My Hands: The Story of Grace Snyder

Deborah Greenblatt: Fiddle Origins: From Wales to Weeping Water

Donna Gunn: Music (Choose any from her list)

Janet Jeffries: Czech Folk Costumes (Kroje)

Andrew Jewell: Willa Cather Presentations (Choose any from his list)

Jerome Kills SmallNative American Presentations (Choose any from his list)

Jody Lamp: Stories from Nebraska’s Agricultural History

Preston Love Jr.Adam Clayton Powell: A Living History Presentation

Lyn Messersmith: Hell on Women and Horses

David Seay: Train Songs and Tales of the Westward Rails


Felicia Websterabuse is not LOVE and The Power of Spoken Word

Ted Wheeler: Kings of Broken Things: Bystanders, Historical Wounds, and the Omaha Race Riot of 1919  


Other speakers may also be willing to book a virtual presentation. If you don't see the speaker you want to book on this list, please contact them directly. 

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