Lettie Dorst and Berenike Herrmann give MIPVU workshop in Basel

Berenike Herrmann and Lettie Dorst will be giving a workshop on metaphor identification with MIPVU for MA and PhD students at the Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Basel (8 and 9 November 2018). The workshop includes an exploration of a vector-based method and a tutorial on a web-based collaborative annotation too, CATMA.

Coordinated with the workshop are two public lectures, which are open to an interested audience. For organizational reasons, interested parties who only want to attend the lectures are kindly asked to register briefly by email (berenike.herrmann@unibas.ch).

8 November: 18.00 | Evening Lecture (→ German Seminar Room 3)
«How hard can it be? A Closer Look at How Human Translators and Machine Translation Software Handle Metaphor in Translation»
A.G. (Lettie) Dorst, Leiden | Chair: Nils Reiter, Stuttgart

9 November: 12.30 – 13.30 | Lunch Lecture (→ Deutsches Seminar Room 3)
«Empiricising Hermeneutics: The Methodological Scope of Digital Text Annotation»
Jan Christoph Meister, Hamburg | Chair: Lars Konieczny, Freiburg i. Br.

Further information can be found at http://dhlab.unibas.ch/finding-metaphor-in-discourse/ 

ACLC Lecture Gerard Steen

Friday 19-10, Gerard Steen gave an ACLC lecture titled: ‘Taking metaphor from language to communication and back.

Metaphor Festival ‘ 18: Report

From August 30th to September 1st, the third edition of the Metaphor Festival Amsterdam was organised by the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam. Almost a hundred participants from 25 countries (including Italy, Romania, Iran, Canada, and Indonesia) participated in three days of inspiring academic talks and hands-on workshops.

In more than 50 talks, participants presented their research on metaphor  and other types of figurative language in topics such as religion, politics, health, and literature.  Keynote speeches were delivered by Prof. dr. Ray Gibbs and Prof. dr. Margot van Mulken. Paloma Opazo was awarded the Christina Alm-Arvius Award (for best presentation by a PhD student) for her paper Manipulating sound with the body: Recurrent patterns used by classical orchestra conductors in the expression of musical dynamics. On Saturday, participants enjoyed three workshops focusing on ‘metaphorical minds’: metaphor and mindfulness, metaphor and dementia, and metaphor and song translation.

We would like to thank all participants for making the 2018 edition of the Metaphor Festival Amsterdam such a big success! We hope to see many of you (again) next year!

We would also like to thank our partners Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC), Network Institute, and John Benjamins Publishing Company for supporting the Festival.

Picturs of the Metaphor Festival 2018 are available here: https://myalbum.com/album/vDHlACkzMCri

Metaphor Festival ’18: Final program online!

The final program for the Metaphor Festival 2018 is now available!

We are very pleased to share the final program with you. Please click here to access it.

More information, including the book of abstracts, can be found here.

ps: Please note that registration for the conference is open until 25 August — see: http://metaphorlab.org/metaphor-festival/registration-metaphor-festival-18/

Metaphor Festival ’18: Preliminary program online!

The preliminary program for the Metaphor Festival 2018 is now available!

We are very pleased to share the preliminary program with you. Please click here to access it.

More information, including the book of abstracts, can be found here.

ps: Please note that registration for the conference is open until 25 August — see: http://metaphorlab.org/metaphor-festival/registration-metaphor-festival-18/

Metaphor Festival ’18: Book of abstracts online!

Just one month to go until the Metaphor Festival 2018 !

We are very pleased to share the book of abstracts with you. Please click here to access it.

We are also busy finetuning the conference program, which will be made available on the Metaphor Lab website soon!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Metaphor Festival!

ps: Please note that registration for the conference is open until 25 August — see: http://metaphorlab.org/metaphor-festival/registration-metaphor-festival-18/

Metaphor Festival ’18: Registration is open!

We are pleased to announce that online registation and payment for the Metaphor Festival ’18 are now open. Please visit the registration page and follow the instructions.

The deadline for registration and payment for participants whose abstract has been accepted is June 30, 2018. The deadline for registration and payment for all other participants is August 25, 2018.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam! If there are any issues or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

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