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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Student bursaries for RaAM Seminar available

Posted by RaAM on February 17th, 2015 at 12:39

RaAM offers a limited number of bursaries for students to attend the RaAM specialised seminar in Leiden. Applications for bursaries can now be submitted via our website. The deadline is 28 February.

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RaAM Support Fund – donate now!

Posted by RaAM on February 17th, 2015 at 12:39

We are pleased to inform you that RaAM has established the RaAM Support Fund. The Support Fund offers a limited number of bursaries for PhD students and non-students to attend RaAM conferences and seminars. Money for the Support Fund is raised by donations from RaAM members and others.

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New RaAM-endorsed event @U. of Amsterdam

Posted by RaAM on January 25th, 2015 at 15:17

From 14 until 19 June 2015 (right after the RaAM Seminar in Leiden), The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam, in collaboration with RaAM, will host a 5-day summer school on Methods for Metaphor Identification and Analysis. The school will take place at the University of Amsterdam, and comprise three courses on the following topics: Identifying and Analyzing Visual Metaphor—Introducing VisMIP […]

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Extended notification of acceptance date RaAM Seminar

Posted by RaAM on January 20th, 2015 at 11:29

Dear colleagues, We have decided to extend the notification of acceptance  2015 RaAM Specialised Seminar, date until January 26. We thank you for you patience!

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