Welcome to the new CHESS blog. Yale’s Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences (CHESS) is dedicated to idea that solutions to seemingly intractable contemporary problems can be found placing them in historical perspective. Our new blog promises to make that goal a reality by making commentary and analysis from Yale’s outstanding faculty and students available to the public. Check back here for a historical perspective on the most pressing issues facing the world today. As part of the Center’s mission to transcend the divide between the humanities and social sciences, we’ll have posts and links from scholars working in history, economics, political science, law, sociology, anthropology, psychology, literature, music, and the arts. You’ll also find announcements for CHESS events, historical data and charts that shed light on where we’ve been and where we’re going, and links to commentary and analysis from around the web. In addition to contributions from CHESS participants, we welcome posts from Yale faculty and students in all fields. And don’t forget to check out our new facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yalechess/) and twitter feed (@YALEChess), where you’ll find updates about CHESS events and programs. We look forward to the conversation.
Julia and Steve