SoE Archives at UNT: Bring Your Treasures to Our 2013 Annual Conference!!
2013/01/26 - 10:01pm
The University of North Texas is hosting SoE's 2013 conference from May 15-18. UNT also happens to be the location of our beloved organization's archives. Morgan Davis Gieringer, who is UNT's Head of Archives and Rare Books, will be on-site during the conference to discuss our collection and to receive more materials from you. Please bring any SoE-related materials that you have been storing in your file cabinets, book shelves, photo albums, or attics with you to Denton in May so that we can add them to our archives. If you have served on the board of directors and have any materials created or compiled as part of your leadership role, such as reports or minutes, those records are especially needed."
Joint Society of Ethnobiology & Society for Economic Botany Conference, May 11–15, 2014 Cherokee, North Carolina
2013/03/31 - 12:49am
We are excited to announce the first joint conference between the Society of Ethnobiology (SoE) and the Society for Economic Botany (SEB) (www.econbot.org) in Cherokee, North Carolina, from May 11–15, 2014.
Short Course: “Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies.” – July 23-26
2013/03/28 - 5:54pm
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is offering a short course this summer on “Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies.” We invite participants who are interested in learning and teaching about socio-environmental synthesis and in learning how to write case studies. During the workshop, participants will work to create a case study related to socio-environmental synthesis learning goals. We expect that given the rich learning contexts provided by socio-environmental issues, these case studies will be relevant for a wide range of courses. Case studies can also be written and adapted to different levels from undergraduate introductory courses to upper level graduate courses. The course will be taught by Dr. Clyde F. Herreid, Director of the NSF-funded National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/), Dr. Bretton Alvaré, Assistant Professor of Anthropology- Widener University, and a team of SESYNC postdocs and leadership.
Dr. Eugene N. Anderson Receives SOE's 2013 Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award
2013/02/28 - 3:00am
Eugene N. Anderson is the recipient of the Society of Ethnobiology’s 2013 Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award due to his outstanding contributions to the discipline of Ethnobiology and his contributions to advancing the goals of our beloved organization. Dr. Anderson is Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at the University of California, Riverside. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. He has done research on ethnobiology, cultural ecology, political ecology, and medical anthropology, in several areas, especially Hong Kong, British Columbia, California, and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. His books include The Food of China (Yale University Press 1988), Ecologies of the Heart (Oxford University Press 1996), Political Ecology of a Yucatec Maya Community (University of Arizona Press 2005), and The Pursuit of Ecotopia (Praeger 2010). Join the Society’s Board of Directors when they recognize Dr. Anderson’s honorable record by presenting him with the DEB Award at the Membership Meeting in Denton, Texas on the afternoon of Friday, May 17th during our annual conference. Following the award presentation, Dr. Anderson will deliver an acceptance speech at the annual business meeting.
2012/12/26 - 2:40pm
The Society of Ethnobiology elected four new members to its Board of Directors in December 2012. Scott Herron, a biology professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, is the Society's new Vice President. Scott will serve as Vice President for two years and will then automatically ascend to the President's chair. Our new Treasurer is Denise Glover, who has been the Society's Conference Coordinator since 2009. James Welch will take over the Outreach-Inreach Coordinator's seat on the Board. James is an assistant professor of human ecology and health at the National School of Public Health in Rio de Janeiro and is an editor of Ethnobiology Letters. The Board's new coordinator of Student Outreach is Janelle Baker. Janelle is a Warren Fellow and PhD student in anthropology at McGill University. The terms for all of the new Board members begin in May 2013.
Open Science Network in Ethnobiology Travel Award
2012/12/17 - 4:10am
The Open Science Network in Ethnobiology (OSN) is proud to announce that we will be hosting a competition among ethnobiological educators that will make you eligible for future travel support, including support to attend the 2013 Society for Economic Botany proceedings in Plymouth, England (June 28-July). These meetings will provide an opportunity to interact with members of OSN, to learn more about this unique educational network, and to contribute to our goals of developing innovative teaching strategies and standards for the field of ethnobiology. We are looking for energetic, motivated ethnobiogical educators to get involved with the current Network!
PhD Studentship in Ethnobiology to study the relationship between language, culture and biodiversity
2012/10/05 - 1:31pm
Location: Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia Duration of Studentship: 3 Years Nature of support available: Complete tuition fee waiver; Stipend: 1500 RM/Month Supervisors: Merlin Franco Co-Supervisor: Beena Giridharan
Description: The student will conduct research to understand the relationship between language, culture and biodiversity. Language is the tool for identifying, recognising and utilisation of biodiversity. When language is lost, use knowledge of biodiversity is also
lost. Approaching this issue from the ethnobotanical side, the student would study the status of knowledge related to biodiversity, using language as a proxy. The project involves extensive fieldwork for the first year during which the candidate will be living
with the community.
Person Specification: Applicants should have a first or second class Master’s degree in Ethnobotany/ Botany/Anthropology/Environmental science, with demonstrated experience in ethnobiological field work with indigenous communities and passion for
Closing Date: Until further notice.
Interested candidates are requested to mail Dr. Merlin Franco (email@example.com) with an updated CV and a statement explaining why you are the right candidate for the project.
Please contact Dr Merlin Franco or Dr Beena Giridharan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
SoE to change dues structure and pricing
2012/06/26 - 12:05pm
The board would like to announce a massive restructuring of dues that will take place in August to September. We plan to dramatically reduce the price of online subscriptions/dues (for students, the price will drop by more than 50%, for professionals the price drop will be about 50%). There will be an additional fee for those who still desire the print copy of the journal (keeping print prices about the same/ slightly increased). Online dues include access to the Journal of Ethnobiology via BioOne, the new monograph series Contributions in Ethnobiology, and qualification to present at the annual conference.
Peopel and Plants Crowdfunding Campaign
2012/04/13 - 5:34pm
Luís Mendonça de Carvalho is hosting a crowdfunding campaign to obtain funds to build a collection of ethnographic materials from around the world. The central idea is to assemble a collection of artefacts made with plant raw materials that represent the ethnobotanical diversity of the people on Earth - items that have strong cultural links with the human societies who have made them (ex: indigo cloth made by the Tuareg). The collection will be used for temporary thematic exhibitions in Lisboa (Portugal) and in New York (at the United Nations). A link to the crowdfunding campaign is: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plants-and-people-a-world-s-collection/x/1796187
OSN Travel Award Announcement
2012/04/04 - 10:33am
The Open Science Network (OSN) is proud to announce that we will be hosting a competition among emerging ethnobiologists to obtain a travel award to attend the OSN sponsored Teaching Tuesday during the Society for Economic Botany proceedings.
A morning symposium and afternoon of workshops will explore teaching strategies designed to prepare ethnobiologists with the skills needed to address 21st century challenges through the field of ethnobiology. Networking opportunities with educators and students abound in this full day of professional development led by leading instructors in the field. The Open Science Network grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, encourages students, faculty and practicing ethnobiologists to participate in this full day of educational activities in conjunction with the Society for Economic Botany meetings scheduled for June 4-7 in Frostburg, MD. All interested EMERGING Ethnobiologists need to complete an application and survey that can be found at the following link: On-line Application. The deadline for consideration is May 1, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact the OSN Project Manager, Keri Barfield (email@example.com)
Dr. Catherine (Kay) Fowler Receives 2012 Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award
2012/03/15 - 5:18pm
The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce the second recipient of its Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award, Dr. Catherine (Kay) Fowler. Dr. Fowler is Professor Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno and was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the study of traditional ecological knowledge, having spent decades collaborating with, and learning from, the peoples of the Great Basin. Learn more about Dr. Fowler and her work at http://ethnobiology.org/news/interview-ethnobiologist-catherine-kay-fowler.
Jonathan Dombrosky is the Recipient of the 2012 Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award
2012/03/15 - 4:18pm
Jonathan Dombrosky, an Anthropology major at the University of North Texas, has been selected to receive the 2012 Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award. This award supports membership and meeting participation for a student who will advise the Board of Directors on undergraduate participation in the Society. Jonathan is studying zooarchaeology with current Society Treasurer Steve Wolverton.
The Open Science Network in Ethnobiology (OSN) is an open source project to assist ethnobiology instructors with course materials and curricula designs. OSN invites you to participate in an important study to evaluate trends in ethnobiology education. Please complete the appropriate survey linked below and forward this invitation to other ethnobiology educators and students-past and present-to participate.