May 20, 2009
Proposals Invited for 2010 Missouri History Speakers' BureauThe State Historical Society of Missouri is searching for academic and independent historians, cultural preservationists, Missouri heritage specialists, and gifted speakers to participate in its 2010 Missouri History Speakers’ Bureau. The Bureau, which provides presentations on Missouri history topics to adult nonprofit organizations, including service and church groups, has already scheduled more than 30 talks this year and is looking to keep that momentum going into 2010. Candidates should complete the application process as described on the Society’s Web site, and submit their information by July 15, 2009.
Every year, The State Historical Society’s Speakers’ Bureau chooses presentations by both academic and independent scholars that best illustrate the history of Missouri. The Society seeks to include a diverse group of speakers who will discuss varied topics. Proposals will be accepted based on the originality of the proposed topic, which should have a broad appeal; and the variety and quality of the sources used to develop the talk. The speaker’s ability to engage a wide range of adult audiences will also be considered during the review process.
To find out more about the Missouri History Speakers’ Bureau, including a list of this year’s offered programs, or to support the Society with a donation, visit http://shs.umsystem.edu/speakersbureau/.
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