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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. 

The Sterling Memorial Library (SML) at Yale has undergone a major restoration that has returned the nave to its original architectural splendor.  The nave’s stained glass...
Our 2014-2015 season started off on September 9, 2014 with Linda Greenhouse, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, who writes about the Supreme Court and the law. She reported...
On November 5, 2014, Annabel Patterson, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University will speak on the term “Hussy.” Click here for more about Annabel Patterson...
Christine Kinealy
On October 8, 2014, Christine Kinealy, Professor of History & Founding Director of Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University will speak on “The Great Hunger in...
Dr. Erin Larkin
On January 13, 2015, Dr. Larkin will deliver the talk “ ‘My Futurism’: Reflections on the Women of the Italian Avant-Garde.” Dr. Erin Larkin received her Ph.D. in...
On February 10, 2015, Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College, Professor of History and American Studies, Professor of African American Studies, Yale University will present...
On March 11, 2015, William Casey King, Executive Director, Yale Center for Analytic Sciences, Yale School of Public Health will present a lecture called “On Ambition.” Click...
On April 2, 2015, Joseph Siry, Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Art History, Wesleyan University will present “Air-Conditioning and Modern Architecture.” This...