Elizabeth Anne Olson
Grant TypeConference Grant
Institutional AffiliationSouthern Utah U.
Grant numberGr. CONF-828
Approve DateOctober 2, 2019
Project TitleOlson, Elizabeth (Southern Utah University) 43rd Annual Society of Ethnobiology Conference: Water and Ethnobiology, Virtual meeting, May 2021
The annual Society of Ethnobiology Conference brings together people from an extraordinarily rich variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographic locations, all seeking to understand the myriad interactions of human cultures with plants and animals, past and present, worldwide. It attracts academics, students, museum staff, government and non-governmental agency personnel, interested laypeople, and Native/indigenous community members. Relevant fields include everything from Anthropology to Zoology: animal husbandry, agriculture, archaeology, botany, chemistry, cuisine, ecology, education, ethnology, evolution, forestry, linguistics, mycology, nutrition, pharmacology, taxonomy, and much more. Participants come from around the globe—the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Britain, Europe, China, Indian, Australia, Southeast Asia—to enjoy the exciting and energizing conference. Sponsored by the non-profit Society of Ethnobiology, the conference is held in the spring, in a different location each year. Meetings are usually hosted by university campuses or museums in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.