Subject: 8 Queens on a Chess Board
Name: Patrick McGarrity
The problem is quite deep, there are 40 articles reviewed in Math Reviews that contain the words queens and chessboard.
The paper Campbell, Paul J. Gauss and the eight queens problem: a study in miniature of the propagation of historical error. (English. French summary) Historia Math. 4 (1977), no. 4, 397--404. discusses the role of Gauss in the solution of the problem.
The paper Gibbons, P. B.; Webb, J. A. Some new results for the queens domination problem. (English. English summary) Australas. J. Combin. 15 (1997), 145--160. Presents computing techniques that allow to compute the numbers of non-isomorphic ways of covering a chessboard of size n with k independent queens n between 1 and 15, and k between 1 and 8.Cheers,