Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

Have stories. Will travel. (Or Zoom!) Alabama’s most illuminating and engaging scholars are here to educate and entertain, thanks to AHA’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

Speaker Request Form


AHA’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau helps libraries, schools, historical societies, cultural organizations, and other groups bring scholar-storytellers to their communities. Our roster of Road Scholars features historians, professors, authors, and other experts who deliver fascinating, humanities-rich lectures and presentations.  

Browse the Road Scholars catalog by scholar name or presentation subject. And when you’re ready, you can book a presentation for your organization!


Book a speaker 

There’s only a $50 booking fee for your first speaker request. For subsequent requests (within the same program year), the fee is $75. These funds are used to offset program expenses. In the event that the program is canceled, a refund will be issued once we receive a written request from your organization. Fees should be made payable to “Alabama Humanities Alliance” and mailed to:

Alabama Humanities Alliance
Road Scholars Speakers Bureau
1100 Ireland Way, Suite #202
Birmingham, AL 35205

The contribution may also be invoiced upon request.


Additional details

–If your organization plans a business meeting at the same time, we expect that you schedule the Road Scholar presentation first and inform the speaker at the time of your request.

–For in-school presentations, please reserve a minimum of one hour for the speaker’s presentation and up to two hours for a teacher in-service.

–With the exception of teacher in-services, all Road Scholars programs must be open to and free of charge to the general public. School programs aimed primarily at students must be made available to school faculty and administrators, as well as students’ parents or other adult family.

Speakers are available for the following groups: libraries, civic groups, historical societies, for-profit organizations, nonprofit organizations, and public or private secondary schools (for SUPER Teacher In-Service Professional Development).

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Alabama Humanities Alliance (AHA) is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). AHA funds and conducts programs that encourage dialogue on a variety of humanities topics from diverse points of view. The views and opinions expressed in Road Scholars programs do not necessarily represent those of AHA or NEH. AHA grants and AHA-conducted programs do not support direct social, political, or religious advocacy. AHA is a private, nonprofit organization that receives funding from the NEH, the State of Alabama, foundations, corporations, and individuals.

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