Visiting Scholars

Through the Visiting Scholars Program, scholars, university professors and experts in their fields make a wide assortment of free special presentations in Delaware classrooms, grades 1 through 12. The scholars collaborate with schoolteachers to shape innovative custom programs. Student involvement is a key ingredient in all presentations, so programs often involve interactive activities such as role-playing and artifact study.

Visiting Scholars topics are designed for different grade levels; while some are suitable for any grade, others are best for grades 1 through 3 only, 3 through 12 only, or 9 through 12 only. Please check each topic’s ‘restrictions’ before making a reservation.

The application process for the Visiting Scholars program is now online!

Click here to create an account and submit an application!  Not ready to apply?  You can preview the application here.

Need help?  Read the application tutorial and let us know if you have any questions about the process.


To Host a Visiting Scholars Program:

1. Look through the Visiting Scholars Catalog and select a program.

2. Contact the speaker directly and arrange a date and time for your program. Be sure to discuss any audio/visual needs with each scholar.

3. Request your presentation at least four weeks before your program date through our online application.

4. You will be emailed if your request is approved and prompted to log-in and digitally sign your grant agreement.

5. Submit the Grant Agreement prior to your program.

6. Distribute audience evaluations at the program and return them via USPS within one week to the Delaware Humanities Forum.

7. After the program, log-in and complete the Program Coordinator evaluation.  Be sure to mail in your audience evaluations!


NEW Programs!
The below programs were added in the Summer of 2016:

Flash Fiction by Mary Pauer

From Here to There: Crossing the Delaware on Ferries and Bridges by Mike Dixon

Hamilton:  More Than A Musical by Eric Mease

Predictions and Promises that Proved to Be Wrong by Ed Okonowicz

Nothing to Fear: The Triumph of FDR by Daniel Pritchett

The Humor of Abraham Lincoln by Larry Koch

The Life and Impact of Jackie Robinson by Ron Whittington

The Past is Never Dead: The Bitter Legacy of the Civil War by Daniel Pritchett

Voices of the Outsiders: Rock and Roll’s Unsung Artists by Joel Glazier