American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Website: https://www.amacad.org/default.aspx

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an international learned society composed of the world's leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people, and public leaders. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals:

  • Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives;
  • Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern;
  • Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the newly established Visiting Scholars Program;
  • Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.

The Academy's main headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it has also established regional centers at the University of Chicago and at the University of California, Irvine, and conducts activities in this country and abroad. 


JOURNAL: Daedalus

Daedalus was founded in 1955 as the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and established as a quarterly in 1958. It draws on the enormous intellectual capacity of the American Academy, whose Fellows are among the nation's most prominent thinkers in the arts, sciences, and the humanities, as well as the full range of professions and public life. Features in the recently redesigned magazine include fiction, poetry, and a Notes section with original works by distinguished members of the American Academy.

The MIT Press now publishes Daedalus for the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. To  subscribe, order an issue, or learn more about the journal, please visit: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/daed.


James Miller, Editor
New School University  2000-2008
[email protected]
212-229-5747 ext. 3027

Visiting Scholars Program: Post-Doctoral and Junior Faculty Fellowships