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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. 

Our 2014-2015 season starts 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...
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...
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...
Our May speaker, School Development Program founder and Yale Child Study Center professor Dr. James P. Comer has been appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on...
Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, African American Studies Program/Department of English, Wesleyan University
Our annual meeting at Wesleyan took place on Thursday, April 3 and we were very pleased to have Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, African American Studies...