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1st MET-RhET

The 1st International Workshop on
Methodologies for Research on Rhetoric (MET-RhET)
on "Conflict and Controversy"
WAW 2018
Warsaw Argumentation Week
September 15th, 2018, Warsaw
Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences

1st MET-RhET is held in conjunction with the 16th ArgDiaP Conference

The MET-RhET workshop is meant as a meeting of specialists in rhetoric and of all those interested in the culture of communication in persuasive contexts. The topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Boundaries between rhetoric and eristic: theoretical and methodological issues
  • Methods of distinguishing rhetoric and eristic in public discourses (politics, science, education, medicine, media)
  • Axiology of communication: methods of rhetoric and methods of eristic
  • Rhetorical literacy as a weapon in the era of eristic: the practical methods of debunking fake news
  • Genres as formats of argumentation (with special regard to conflicts and controversies)
  • Debate as a rhetorical genre: problems of argumentation
  • Dispute in the public sphere (political, ideological, scientific, philosophical dispute)
  • Rhetoric vs. Eristic
  • Communication as design
We invite to submit proposals of presentations whose aim is to unveil practical consequences of theoretical distinctions. The extended abstracts should be submitted by 06 July 2018 (for more information, see below). The full versions of papers from the workshop will be peer-reviewed and published as a thematic issue of a peer reviewed, internationally renown journal of argumentation (details to follow soon).

MET-RhET is organised by the Polish Rhetorical Society in cooperation with the ArgDiaP organisation. It takes place in Warsaw at the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPI PAN).

Important dates
  • Abstract submission deadline (EXTENDED): 06 July 15 July
  • Notification of acceptance: 27 July
  • Early registration deadline: 10 August
  • Camera ready abstracts: 17 August
  • MET-RhET workshop: 15 September
  • Full paper submission deadline (special issue of a journal): TBC


Contributors should submit an extended abstract of the paper (maximum 2 pages excluding references) using the format required for the conference program. Submitted abstracts should give full names and contact details for all authors. Formatting instructions, as well as the style and sample files, are available here:

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through our dedicated EasyChair site no later than 6 July 2018:

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the programme committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 27 July 2018. At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference.

We consider a post-conference publication of full papers in a peer reviewed, internationally renown journal of argumentation, yet the details will be given later.

Participation and registration

We call for participation in the workshop. The registration panel will be accessible through [link will be available soon].

 Early registration fee
until 10 August
 Late registration fee
after 10 August
 Onsite registration fee
 100 PLN*
(approx. 24 EUR)
 140 PLN
(approx. 33 EUR)
 170 PLN
(approx. 40 EUR)

* The members of the Polish Rhetorical Society have 30% discount.

There is a possibility of reductions of registration fees in case of participating in more than one WAW2018 event. See here for more details. (The discounts do no not combine.)

Special Issue

A special issue of Argumentation journal will be published after the MET-RhET workshop and the ArgDiaP conference. The full papers submitted after the workshop will be peer-reviewed to be included in a special issue.

Programme Committee
Organizing Committee