Registration Now Open

Registration for the conference is now open and the form can be found here.  The conference will be held in London at the British Museum, SOAS and Senate House 1-3 June 2018.

4th Folklore Society – Royal Anthropological Institute Joint Seminar

Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation: Revisiting Frazer, Lang, and Tylor

Thursday 25 October 2018 at 10.00am to 5.00pm

Call for Papers - deadline 13 July 2018

On Wednesday 26 July 2017, Ambassador Tsuruoka bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette on Prof Joy Hendry, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University and member of the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the promotion of Japanese studies in the UK and thus to deeper mutual understanding between Japan and the United Kingdom.

It was agreed at the meeting of the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute on 11 June 2015 that the title of Director Emeritus/Emerita should be conferred on our former directors Mr Jonathan Benthall and Mrs Hilary Callan.

We are sorry that the Archives, Manuscripts and Photograph Collections are closed until further notice, and that the archivist is busy with a digitisation programme. We apologise for likely delays in answering queries. We thank you for your understanding, and will open again as soon as possible.

The Anthropology and the Environment Committee of the RAI have put together a list of anthropologists who are interested in environmental issues.  This list is a resource for other anthropologists and for those outside anthropology looking for a particular expertise.

The list can be consulted here.

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.

2017 Rivers Medal - Dr Dan Hicks

2017 Lucy Mair Medal & Marsh Prize - Professor Richard Leakey

2017 Marsh Award for Anthropology in the World - Dr Julienne Anoko

2018 Henry Myers Lecturer - Professor Simon Coleman

2018 Huxley Memorial Lecturer - Professor Anna Tsing