NWO VIDI grant for Christian Burgers

Christian Burgers was awarded a prestigious 5-year NWO/VIDI Grant for his project “Contemporary Political Satire: Medium, Language and Impact of Satiric News”. Satiric news is often controversial by challenging current politicians. Burgers and his team will model how, across media, language use in satire is different from ‘regular’ genres like news, and how these differences in media and language use impact the public’s perception of the topic under discussion.

Register now for Metaphor Festival 2017!

The registration for the Metaphor Festival Amsterdam is now open.

To register for the Metaphor Festival ’17 please first transfer the conference fee to our bank account and then fill out this online form.

Hope to see you all in Amsterdam!

NWO Visitor Grant for Giulia Frezza

The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam was awarded an NWO Visitor Grant for Dr. Giulia Frezza from Sapienza University, Rome. Dr. Frezza will spend four months at the lab, from July through November, to work on her research on the role of metaphor and resistance to metaphor in the framework of Risk and Responsibility in Science Communication, with special attention to the metaphor of gene-editing in CRISPR-Cas9.

We are looking forward to welcoming her to the Metaphor Lab again.


Metaphor Lab at International Conference on Multimodal Communication

From 9 June to 11 June 2017 the International Conference on Multimodal Communication takes place at Osnabrück University, Germany.

Mark Turner (Metaphor Lab advisory board member) organizes this event, together with Alexander Bergs. Also, Marianna Bolognesi (Metaphor and Modality Team coordinator) will be representing the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam at this upcoming conference.

For more information about the conference, see the conference website.


Metaphor Lab Annual Report 2016

2016 was another great year for Metaphor Lab Amsterdam!

Read more about our last year’s projects, publications, events, presentations and more in the MLA annual report 2016.

Two new articles on metaphor in political communication

In the first months of 2017,  Amber Boeynaems and Britta Brugman each published an article on metaphor in political communication:

Abstract submission deadline MF17 extended until 15 April

The abstract submission deadline is extended until 15 April. For further details: see the call for papers Metaphor Festival 2017.

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