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Anthropology – Archaeology – Architecture – Comparative Religion – Modern and Classical Languages – Literature – Ethics – Folklore – History – Jurisprudence – Linguistics – Philosophy – Political Science – Art and Art History

Are you passionate about one of these subjects? Want to share what you know with other Delawareans? Delaware Humanities is seeking new voices for our Speakers Program. A Bachelor’s degree is required for the K-12 classroom presentations, but anyone with expert knowledge in the presentation’s area can become a Speaker. Presentations should run approximately 45 minutes, with 15 minutes allowed for Q&A. Delaware Humanities will pay a small honorarium for your appearance.

Applications will not be accepted and auditions for new Speaker programs will not be held in 2019.  Please check back in the winter of 2020 for new information.


February 10, 2022 10:00 am
Speaker: Kathy Trusty
February 26, 2022 10:30 am
Speaker: Kim Burdick
@Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
Wilmington, Delaware
March 9, 2022 1:00 pm
@New Castle County Bear Library


  • Black Lives Matter in Delaware

    June 10, 2020

    The killing of George Floyd has brought attention once again to systemic racial inequalities in America, and a lot has already been said. Rather than reiterate what so many in the Black community have been saying for generations, Delaware Humanities would instead like to place a spotlight on those voices in our state.

    There is never a better time to listen to those most affected by the ongoing atrocity of racism and injustice. The humanities help us to understand what it means to be human. With such a wide array of human experiences across cultures and communities, the only way to truly understand is to engage in the learning process both actively and reflectively….


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  • Delaware Humanities COVID-19 Message

    March 16, 2020

    Delaware Humanities believes that public health and safety are top priorities.

    With the growing prevalence of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, in Delaware, we are monitoring on a daily basis both federal and state guidance on how to minimize exposure to and spread of the virus. The health and peace of mind of our staff, board, partners, grantees, and program participants will guide our decision-making in the coming weeks.

    We will post updates on our website. We will also keep our calendar up to date. We recommend that you periodically visit us here at our website and on our calendar of events for the latest information on the status of program and grant-supported events.


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  • Fall Cycle FY21 Vision Grants Awarded!

    January 30, 2020

    Congratulations to all of our newly minted grantees – we awarded 7 Vision Grants, with funds totaling $68,750.00!

    * Bowers Beach Maritime Museum: Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash
    * Delaware Historical Society: Women, Politics, and Activism Public Program Series
    * Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League: Delaware Main Street Marshall Plan Speaker Series
    * One Village Alliance: Girls Can Do Anything 2020!
    * Choir School of Delaware: Brush Up Your Shakespeare
    * The Colored Conventions Project/University of Delaware: Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Civil and Voting Rights Pioneer from Wilmington to Canada West
    * The Delaware Contemporary: A Contemporary Centennial: Representation Today


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