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Chartered in 1799 …to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest and happiness of a free and virtuous people…” The Connecticut Academy of the Arts and Sciences is the third-oldest learned society in the United States. Its purpose is the dissemination of scholarly information. For the past 200 years, the Academy has fulfilled this mission through lectures and extensive publications.

The Academy sponsors eight monthly presentations during the academic year (September-May). These provide an opportunity for both the lay person and scholar to hear distinguished speakers discuss current work in the sciences, arts, and humanities. All lectures are free and open to the public and are announced in university calendars, local newspapers, and by direct mail to Academy members. 

On September 9, 2014, Gregory H. Tignor, President of CAAS, paid tribute to Professor Robinson as follows.   “In an era of...
We thank Ted Holford for his service to CAAS as Treasurer; and send him all good wishes.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Jason Stanley, a star among the philosophers at work today, presented “Propoganda and Politics in...
To all CAAS members, We have very recently been informed by a message from the Provost’s Office at Wesleyan that they will...
Brian Q. Torff, Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University
On Tuesday, March 8, Brian Q. Torff, Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University, presented “...
Professor Willie Ruff presented an historic documentary that the Yale film archive has recently acquired. It was a forty-...
Photo of Steven Judd
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the The Whitney Center, Hamden, CT.  “ISIS—Medieval, Apocalyptic, or Opportunistic?” was...
In lieu of a formal December meeting, the members and friends of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (CAAS) had the...