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 individual members, in order for them to view online lectures and access our journals online via the Taylor & Francis website. Please e-mail the Administrator, if you require a username and password to log-in.
Council seeks expressions of interest in a part-time (a small number of hours per week) post of Social Media Communication Officer. (Initially this will be a one-year appointment, but Council expects a successful pilot to consolidate into a long-term post.) Applicants will be at post-graduate or doctoral level in archaeology or relevant subject (or equivalent experience), with evident skills and background in social media in an archaeological context, demonstrable time management and communication skills, as well as a good eye for detail and editing skills and with enthusiasm for sharing information about current activities, publications and events. The application deadline is Monday, 6th July and interviews will be held on Wednesday, 14th October at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House. The full details for this role are available HERE.
The programme for our Maritime Conference includes lectures on new research on HMS Victory, investigation of the 'lost' port of Dunwich, sea level changes, submerged landscapes in Northern Ireland, the Mary Rose, the Dover boat, the Must Farm log boats and more. Booking Deadline: 1 October. The programme and booking form are available to download HERE.
The lecture given by Sadie Watson, 'Excavations at Bloomberg London: New discoveries along the Walbrook', is available for viewing by clicking HERE.
We've been running our successful annual regional conferences since 2009, covering varied subjects such as medieval castles, the impact of Rome on the countryside and archaeological science. We've created a new page with a list of our past conferences as an archive - we hope you find it useful!
Dr John Crook will be speaking about the Deanery and the Canons’ Houses at St George’s College, Windsor, together with their two cloisters, which are undergoing major refurbishment. This has provided a unique opportunity to investigate the evolution of this important group of buildings, much of whose architecture dates from the 1350s. More primary fabric survives than was originally thought, together with interesting features from later periods.