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.
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!
The programme for our Maritime Conference (16-18 October 2015) 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 conference organisers have also arranged a reciprocal discount for delegates attending both the Royal Archaeological Institute's conference in Southampton and the NAS/SMPA Conference being held in Portsmouth 21-22 November 2015. The programme and booking form are available to download HERE.
The lecture given by Sadie Watson on Wednesday 8th April 2015, 'Excavations at Bloomberg London: New discoveries along the Walbrook', is available for viewing by clicking HERE.
Dr John Crook will be speaking on Wednesday 11th March 2015 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.