Public Anthropology Award

Awarded by the RAI Council to an academic anthropologist who has made a contribution to the public sphere. Prior Recipients

RAI President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The RAI President’s Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person who, in the opinion of the judges, has made a fundamental, sustained and outstanding contribution to the discipline of […]

Photography Studies Award

Awarded by the RAI Council to a person who in their opinion has made a distinguished contribution to the study of anthropology and photography. Prior Recipients

Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellows Honorary Fellows, elected by the RAI Council, are persons eminent in anthropology not normally resident in the United Kingdom.

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture Fund

Oxford University’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and UCL Anthropology have established a fund to support an annual lecture in memory of Dame Mary Douglas (1921-2007). Mary was trained […]

The Patron’s Medal

The Patron’s Medal is awarded from time to time for distinguished services to Anthropology and to the Institute.

The Curl Lectureship

The Curl Lectureship is awarded biennially by the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute. The lecture is delivered in alternation with the Henry Myers Lecture.

The Henry Myers Lecturship

The Henry Myers Lecturship on the Role of Religion in Society was founded by Henry Myers, a Fellow of the Institute, in 1945 “to further the study of man’s mental […]