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The Duck of Minerva occasionally runs symposia. These consist of a collection of linked pieces that engage with one another on a specific topic, although you will also find series of posts that are united only by their topic. Symposia always involve at least some guest contributors.

Notable examples include a series of companion posts to the European Journal of International Relations special issue on “The End of IR Theory” (2011) and a discussion of Iain M. Banks’ The Hydrogen Sonata (2012).

If you’re interested in organizing a symposium, visit our FAQ.

From the Archive

Dan Nexon on The Hydrogen Sonata: To Sim, Perchance to Dream

The Culture novels have long been concerned with the interplay of simulation, simulacrum, religion, and materialism.