Welcome to the Royal Archaeological Institute
The Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI) is a leading national archaeology society, with a history dating back to 1844. Its interests span all aspects of the archaeological, architectural and landscape history of the British Isles.
Through our annual publication of the Archaeological Journal and our programme of monthly lectures, we have a strong tradition of presenting archaeological research. We also give grants to enable research projects, host conferences and run specialist tours for our members to archaeological sites, historic buildings and landscapes.
Please note that the log-in at the top of this page is for subscribing libraries and Ordinary members, in order for them to access recent online editions of our journal and view online lectures. Please e-mail the Administrator, if you require a username and password for this service.
Take a look at the fantastic line up for this year's conference, which will be held at University of Bradford. The price is £98 for two days attendance (includes Saturday and Sunday lunch, tea/coffee and wine reception). Reserve your place now! The full programme and booking form can be downloaded from HERE.
In 2014, Ordinary members will receive two volumes of the Archaeological Journal- Volume 170 in April and Volume 171 in September/October. In addition, a booklet of October 2013's conference, 'The impact of Rome on the British countryside', will be sent to all members in the April mailing.
If you missed January's debate between Dr Alison Sheridan, Professor Julian Thomas and Professor Alasdair Whittle on 'How and why did Britain become Neolithic?', you can watch it HERE.
At 3 pm, New findings from the field: Dr Seren Griffiths (Manchester Metropolitan University) will be speaking on 'Lost time...found again; the CNDR, the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in north-west England, commercial archaeology and robust chronologies'. Mark Gibson and Helen Webb (Oxford Archaeology South) will give a presentation on 'Medical training and treatment in post-medieval Oxford: new evidence from the Radcliffe Infirmary excavations'. Later at 5 pm, Professor Ian Haynes will give his paper on Gods, altars and temples at Roman Maryport. Since 2011 excavations sponsored by the Senhouse Museum Trust and Newcastle University on land owned by Hadrian's Wall Trust have scrutinised the sites associated with the famous Maryport Altars unearthed in 1870. This paper assesses the results of the past three seasons, and discusses the aims of the ongoing 'Roman Temples Project'.
Jane Rutherfoord, conservator, will be speaking about the restoration work carried out over the past five years on the medieval wall paintings at St. Cadoc's, Llancarfan. The lecture begins at 5 pm. Non members are welcome but please notify the administrator in advance if you would like to come along.