Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is a long-established anthropological organization, and Learned Society, with a global membership. Its remit includes all the component fields of anthropology, such as biological anthropology, evolutionary anthropology, social anthropology, cultural anthropology, visual anthropology, and medical anthropology, as well as sub-specialisms within these, and interests shared with neighboring disciplines such as human genetics, archaeology, and linguistics. It seeks to combine a tradition of scholarship with services to anthropologists, including students.

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RAI is the world’s oldest scholarly association dedicated to anthropology. It was founded in 1871 in London, England, by a group of scholars who were interested in the study of humankind. The RAI promotes the public understanding of anthropology, as well as the contribution anthropology can make to public affairs and social issues.

The RAI has a distinguished history and has been home to some of the most eminent anthropologists of the past 150 years. Its members have included Sir James Frazer, Bronislaw Malinowski, and Margaret Mead. The RAI is a thriving organization with over 2,000 members from around the world. It continues to play a leading role in the advancement of anthropology and the promotion of public understanding of human diversity.

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