Suggest a Speaker

We invite you to suggest speakers who you think might interest our students and other members of the community. We are a humanities center, but our notion of the humanities is quite broad. The main criterion we use in our invitation process is that the speaker must be an accomplished scholar in her or his field. In addition, we intentionally reserve a few slots for colleagues in Maine institutions. Of course, not all those who are invited accept to speak, but we do our best to interest them in our Center and University, and we have been fortunate to attract many world-renowned speakers. In the process of designing a slate of speakers for each academic year, we pay attention to unaddressed themes and strive to avoid repetition. We also intentionally seek out diverse perspectives and diverse speakers. Keep in mind that we book a year in advance so your suggestion will be for the academic year 2019-2020 and beyond.