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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. 

Thomas Sunrise: A Native American Minister and Abolitionist in African Methodism presented by Christina Dickerson, Ph.D.,...
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“William Wells Brown and Fugitive Authorship: The Story of a 19th-Century Anti-slavery Literary Career” Charles Baraw,...
Ernest Kohorn died on November 26, 2021. He was born in Broumov in northeast Bohemia (Czechoslovakia) to Leo and Hilda...
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Presented by Manisha Juthani, M.D., Commissioner, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
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Meeting #1488, “Health Care Disparities in Connecticut and What We Are Doing About It,”  was presented via Zoom by James...
“The Black Vote and Election Fraud: Lessons from History” Presented by Gerald D. Jaynes is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor...