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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. 

Margot Kohorn 1929-2020
Margot Kohorn (nee Lytton) of Orange, Connecticut died on October 7, 2020. She was born September 9, 1929 in London, UK...
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Due to the pandemic, for fall semester 2020, Yale’s Sterling Library has rescinded borrowing privileges for everyone except...
Read-In African-American Literature  Coordinated by Professor Gregory H. Tignor, CAAS President Emeritas
This presentation draws upon Dr. Turner’s recently published book, Contested Bodies: Pregnancy Childrearing and Slavery in...
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With the frightening re-emergence of the racist and antisemitic far right and the strengthening of anti-immigrant and anti-...
Dr. Jonathan L. Wharton, Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University...
Johnson Flucker’s one man show based on Oscar Wilde’s Work “The Curse of the Drinking Man.” More Info
Janet Conner will present “A Horse of a Different Color: Teaching History to Both Visual and Conventional Learners.” This...