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Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)

Welcome to the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)

At CHESS the humanities engage the sciences and society to promote knowledge for use. What kinds of academic knowledge — 'science' in the German sense — can best inform policy and practice, what methods will produce this knowledge and how should this knowledge be put to use? Special areas of focus are climate science, economic modelling, evidence-based social and economic policy, public health, biomedical science (especially genetics and stem-cell research) and general issues about the role of values in science.


Nancy Cartwright receives Distinguished Alumni Award

We are delighted to share the news that CHESS co-Director Prof Nancy Cartwright has received the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh earlier this year. Full information here

(1 Aug 2018)

Glastonbury: today, tomorrow, 2,250 years ago

Interesting blog by CHESS Associate Member, Alison Wylie (and Bob Chapman) entitled 'Glastonbury: today, tomorrow, 2,250 years ago' for Extinct

(12 Mar 2018)

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Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)
Department of Philosophy
Durham University
50 Old Elvet