PAW Workshop 2014

The PAW 2014 workshop was held at the University of Kent, Canterbury from the 3rd to the 5th October, 2014. The cost of the workshop will be £50, which includes resource materials, lunch, and refreshments for the three days.


Register for the workshop here: Now Closed

Please note that you must still register, even if you have already submitted an expression of interest form.


The programme is available here: PAW 2014 Programme

Travel and Accommodation

Information about Travel and Accommodation is available here: PAW 2014 Travel and Accommodation

The workshop will be held in Keynes Seminar Room 15 at the University of Kent, Canterbury campus.

Travel Bursaries

A small number of travel bursaries will be made available as a partial contribution towards travel expenses for those who apply for them. The amount available is dependent on the number of people in need and will be distributed after the workshop is over. The costs will only partially cover travel expenses from within the UK, for example, the leg from London to Canterbury, and will not be sufficient to cover plane travel.

To apply, fill in the requested information in the registration form.


This workshop is a follow-up from the 2013 Plants. Animals. Words. Workshop held at SOAS, University of London.

Purpose: This year's workshop will continue the conversation between the disciplines of linguistics and ethnobiology by sharing knowledge and skills through hands-on training sessions and presentations from invited speakers. In addition, participants will engage critically with the stages of planning a collaborative research project, incorporating the topics discussed throughout the workshop.

Outcome: By the end of the workshop, each participant will have an understanding of each discipline and how their methods and goals intersect with each other, the ethical implications of collaborative research, how to deal with data, and how to analyse data in ways that answer questions impossible to answer from within only one discipline.

Content: The workshop will include hands-on training in ethics, planning an interdisciplinary research project, audio recording and linguistic transcription, collecting ethnobotanical data, voucher specimen preparation, as well as data access and management. In between the interactive training sessions there will be presentations from invited speakers and a participatory presentation with the Ethnoornithology World Archive.

For those interested, there will be a guided bird-watching walk in the morning of the second or third day, weather pending.

For Whom: This workshop is intended for students and experienced or early-career researchers from the areas of ethnobiology, linguistics, anthropology, and other relevant disciplines. Participants in the 2013 Workshop will benefit from this year's expanded discussions.

Contact: For more information or if you have any questions please email us: