Welcome to the website of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM).

RaAM is an open community of researchers of metaphor, metonymy, and other forms of figurative expression. RaAM is interdisciplinary, welcomes a broad range of research methods, and focuses on application to real-world contexts.

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Newsletter June 2016

Posted by RaAM on June 19th, 2016 at 21:32

RaAM’s newsletter no. 18 is out! It includes a message from the Chair, un update on the upcoming RaAM conference in Berlin, the “Metaphor Column” with George Lakoff, an overview of upcoming conferences/ workshops/seminars, and a lot more! The newsletter is freely available from our website. Click on the link below to read RaAM’s newsletter […]

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Posted by RaAM on May 27th, 2016 at 20:32

From 30 March until 1 April, 2017, the VU Amsterdam teacher trainer’s institute, in collaboration with the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam, will organize a conference on ‘Metaphor and Narrative in Education’. This conference is endorsed by RaAM.

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RaAM EC Elections

Posted by RaAM on April 27th, 2016 at 22:52

At our next conference in July in Berlin, Germany, several positions on the RaAM Executive Committee (EC) will be up for election. We would like to encourage you to think about whether you might like to be a candidate for one of the positions.

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Posted by RaAM on February 26th, 2016 at 8:57

From 31 August through 3 September 2016, the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam will organise the Metaphor Festival. The Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression. It used to be arranged by the Department of English at Stockholm University, but has moved to the University of Amsterdam […]

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