RAI’s Anthropology and Photography Conference


Anthrop and Ph2The Royal Anthropological Institute organized a major international conference ‘Anthropology and Photography’, which took place at the British Museum’s Education Clore Centre on 29-31 May 2014.

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world’s longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense. The Institute is a non-profit-making registered charity and is entirely independent. Aim of its “Anthropology and Photography” Conference is to stimulate an international discussion on the place, role and future of photography in anthropology and related disciplines. Participation of researchers and practitioners working in museums, academia, media, the arts and anyone who is engaged with historical or contemporary production and use of images is welcomed. The conference attracted thousands of delegates from around the world, including archaeologists, anthropologists, photographers, curators, social scientists, representatives of corporate bodies, media professionals, NGOs, teachers, students and the general public. Europeana Photography was invited by RAI and participated in the conference presenting its recent outcomes and future activities.

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