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.

Find out more about what Royal Archaeological Institute membership offers and what options are available.
View our comprehensive lecture program, covering a variety of topics between October and May every year.
The Royal Archaeological Institute has research funds available each year - discover more about funds and eligibility criteria.
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Nominations for Undergraduate Dissertation Prize- deadline 31.7.18
Tuesday 31st July 2018

The Council of the Royal Archaeological Institute invites nominations from UK universities and colleges for its Undergraduate Dissertation Prize (Tony Baggs Prize). The prize will be for the best undergraduate dissertation written in 2017 or 2018 on archaeology or architectural history of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and other countries. UK university and college departments are invited to submit no more than one dissertation by 31st July 2018. The full details and nomination form can be downloaded at 2018 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize details and nomination form (Word) / 2018 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize details and nomination form (PDF).

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