Indiana Humanities seeking experts for Frankenstein-themed speakers bureau

Next year, Indiana Humanities is sponsoring an ambitious statewide read of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, which turns 200 in 2018. They’re looking for scholars and experts in the humanities and sciences to take part in a Frankenstein-themed speakers bureau. Like any enduring work of fiction, Frankenstein has been studied by generations of scholars and continues to inspire conversation and creativity in the present. The speakers bureau aims to offer talks that can help ordinary Hoosiers delve into the many layers of interpretation of the book, appreciate its extraordinary history, and consider the specific ways it may provide reflection and insight in our increasingly technological and interconnected world. Each talk should be about 45 minutes plus time for questions and/or discussion with the audience. Talks can be delivered with or without additional media such as slides, images, film clips, etc. Talks for adult, teen, or youth audiences are welcome. Scholars will earn $400/talk + mileage. See the full call for scholars, including how to apply, here (link PDF).

Expertise comes in many forms, but typically Indiana Humanities is looking for people with advanced training in relevant humanities fields or STEM fields as they relate to Frankenstein. They are open to full-time and adjunct faculty as well as graduate students.