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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First Call for Papers RaAM Conference 2018

Posted by RaAM on June 30th, 2017 at 21:31

We are happy to announce the 12th conference of the International Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM), which will take place from 27 – 30 June 2018 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. The theme of this seminar is Metaphor across contexts and domains: from description to application.

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Newsletter May 2017

Posted by RaAM on May 11th, 2017 at 16:30

RaAM’s newsletter no. 20 is out! It includes a message from the Chair, information about the upcoming RaAM seminar in Odense (Denmark), two “Metaphor Columns”, an update on the RaAM 2018 conference in Hong Kong, and much more! The newsletter is freely available from our website. Click on the link below to read RaAM’s newsletter no. 20 […]

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Salvador, Brazil

Posted by RaAM on May 2nd, 2017 at 8:45

From 24-27 October, 2017, the Universidade Federal da Bahia will host the 6th International Conference on Metaphor in Language and Thought. The conference theme is “Metaphor and Multimodality”. This conference is endorsed by RaAM.

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Update Narrative & Metaphor in Education: programme and registration

Posted by RaAM on February 1st, 2017 at 21:14

The programme for the Narrative & Metaphor in Education conference, to be held in Amsterdam from 30 March until 1 April, 2017, is now online! Registration is open until 28 February.

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