Deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, June 6, 2014
Click here for the RFP
In January 2015, KHC will launch Hometown Teams, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition about sports and community. To complement the exhibition, KHC is seeking Speakers Bureau scholars for statewide presentations that engage the humanities in sports in a meaningful way.
Hometown Teams explores the ways that sports build and unite communities. This is an open call for all sports topics with a strong humanities theme. Some topics of special interest include — but are not limited to — the following (we are open to new ideas):
Title IX and its impact on women athletes and society
The culture of community sporting events, including, but not limited to, food, traditions, and celebrations
Sports history and its impact on the broader culture
History of segregation and integration of sports teams
History and controversies surrounding sports mascots
Important people in sports and their influence on society
The economy of sports
Architecture and sports
Sports in literature, poetry, theater, and film
Sports ethics, or the negative aspects of an overemphasis on sports in culture
Alternative sports or sports from a bygone era
For more information, click here to view the RFP or contact Leslie Von Holten, program officer, at leslie(at)kansashumanities.org.