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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. 

CAAS members and guests are invited to an open house at the CAAS offices on April 25, 2015 from 10am to 2pm.  Members are invited to review our inventory of publications. You...
On April 2, 2015, Joseph Siry, Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Art History, Wesleyan University will discuss “Air Conditioning in the United States Capitol:...
On February 10, 2015, Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College, Professor of History and American Studies, Professor of African American Studies, Yale University presented “...
On March 11, 2015, William Casey King, Executive Director, Yale Center for Analytic Sciences, Yale School of Public Health presented a lecture called “On Ambition.” Click...
Dr. Erin Larkin
On January 13, 2015, Dr. Larkin delivered the talk “ ‘My Futurism’: Reflections on the Women of the Italian Avant-Garde.” Dr. Erin Larkin received her Ph.D. in...
In lieu of a formal December meeting, we, the members and friends of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (CASS) had the unique opportunity of a tour of the world...
On November 5, 2014, Annabel Patterson, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University spoke on “The Hussey: An Early Modern Court Case.”  Click here for more about...
Christine Kinealy
On October 8, 2014, Christine Kinealy, Professor of History & Founding Director of Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University spoke on “The Great Hunger in Ireland:...