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.


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 our Road Scholars catalog by scholar name or presentation topics.

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How to: Book a Road Scholar

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First speaker request: $50 booking fee

Additional speaker requests (same year): $75 booking fee

Cancelation policy: If a program is canceled, AHA will issue a refund once we receive a written request from the host organization.

Payment info: 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


Additional details

–Please book your Road Scholar at least 45 days before your planned event. 

–If your organization plans a business meeting at the same time, please schedule the Road Scholar presentation first.

–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.

–All Road Scholar presentation must be free and open to the general public. Exceptions: Teacher in-service programs and school programs, which should be made available to as wide a school audience as possible.  



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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