Tickets now on sale

Tickets for the RAI Film Festival are now on sale.  Discounted Early Bird rates are available for full and day passes.  To book please go to

The RAI Film Festival is a biennial event dedicated to the celebration of the best in ethnographic, anthropological and archaeological filmmaking from around the globe.

Anthropology & Photography is a new open-access publication series edited by the RAI Photography Committee. Emerging from the international conference of the same name organized by the RAI at the British Museum in 2014, the series will highlight and make available to the widest possible audience the best new work in the field.

We are eager to solicit new contributions from anthropologists and practitioners which could be visual, textual, or somewhere in between.

50 Years of Anthropology

The results of a British Academy funded project.  You can see the full report here.

The nature of the Index means that many of the articles we incorporate would be difficult to find via other means such as through Google Scholar or similar search engines, so in many ways the AIO gives a clear and the most complete picture we can hope for of what anthropologists have been discovering for the last 50 years.

The RAI is delighted to announce that its Director, Dr David Shankland, has been made an Honorary Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University College London.

2016 Rivers Medal - Professor Ruth Finnegan

2016 Lucy Mair Marsh Medal - Professor Ralph Grillo & Professor Paul Richards

2016 Marsh Award for Anthropology in the World - Dr Peter Bennett

2017 Curl Lecturer - Dr Andrea Migliano 

2017 Huxley Memorial Lecturer - Professor Margaret Conkey