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 Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Todd Ahern will present “Family Life and Its Consequences: Insights from Socially Monogamous Prairie Voles” at the The Whitney Center in...
Alan Trachtenberg
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Alan Trachtenberg, Neil Gray Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Yale University, will present “Walt Whitman, Poet of...
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Join us on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 when Kai Erikson will present “The Prevention of Urban Violence” at The Whitney Center, Hamden CT. Kai Erikson is William R. Kenan Jr...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the The Whitney Center, Hamden, CT. Join us for “ISIS—Medieval, Apocalyptic, or Opportunistic?”, presented by Steven Judd, Professor of Middle...
Join us on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Whitney Center in Hamden CT. Yale University will be the presenter for our meeting. More to follow.
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March 8, 2016 at the Whitney Center, Hamden CT. More information to follow.
April 2016, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT Information on this event will follow. Please return at a later date.
Mark your calendars to join us for our final meeting at the Owengo Inn, Branford CT. More information to follow.