Drayton Hall Preservation Trust Distinguished Speakers Series

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust will present their 2018 – 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series to connect audiences with the history, art, philosophy, archaeology, and sociology that influenced life for those who were a part of Drayton Hall’s history for more than 235 years. From November 2018 – May 2019, five lectures will be offered in venues … Read moreDrayton Hall Preservation Trust Distinguished Speakers Series

Eight New Speakers Added to Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that eight new speakers have joined the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program. Offering a variety of interesting programs from “Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching” to “Music and Politics” to “How Shirley Temple Changed America,” these eight scholars are available to speak for public audiences at nonprofit organizations or … Read moreEight New Speakers Added to Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud

Call for Speakers for the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program

Speakers Bureau

SC Humanities is issuing a call for speakers to join our Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program roster. Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud is one of the oldest programs of SC Humanities and one of the most beloved. Through the Speakers Bureau, some of South Carolina’s finest scholars travel throughout the state to share their … Read moreCall for Speakers for the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program

A Wide Variety of Literary Speakers Available for Public Programs

Over the past year, South Carolina Humanities has added more than 15 new literary speakers to the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud roster. The speakers represent a variety of genres and presentation styles, offering everything from poetry workshops for students to readings of prize-winning novels. Expanding the number of literary scholars on the Speakers Bureau … Read moreA Wide Variety of Literary Speakers Available for Public Programs

Georgetown County Speakers Series

The Georgetown County Historical Society will present a monthly lecture series from June – November 2016 on a variety of historical and cultural topics, including the Revolutionary War and foodways in Charleston. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant in December 2015. The Georgetown County Historical Society preserves and promotes the history … Read moreGeorgetown County Speakers Series

New Speakers Added to the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud Roster

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that seven new speakers have joined the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program. Offering a variety of programs from “Faith and Fiction” to “Growing Up Jewish in the South,” these seven scholars are available to speak for public audiences at nonprofit organizations or public institutions across the state. The … Read moreNew Speakers Added to the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud Roster

Speakers Bureau Application

To host a Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program, please complete and submit the one-page application. The application should be submitted four weeks in advance of the desired program date. Please return the application to SC Humanities office: Fill out the online application below OR Download the application and Fax: 803-771-2487 Mail: PO Box 5287 • Columbia SC … Read moreSpeakers Bureau Application

Speakers Bureau FAQs

How many Speakers Bureau programs can my organization host? Each organization is limited to two Speakers Bureau programs per fiscal year (11/1 – 10/31), but exceptions are made based on the availability of funding and whether or not a county may be considered “underserved.” Do you make arrangements with the speaker (time, place, etc.)? We … Read moreSpeakers Bureau FAQs

Speakers Bureau Roster

Randy Akers Randy Akers is in his 28th year as Executive Director of SC Humanities. Randy began work in the public humanities in Florida in 1984 and was Associate Director of the Florida Humanities Council prior to coming to South Carolina. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Illinois College (Phi Beta Kappa), a Master … Read moreSpeakers Bureau Roster