Institute of Archaeology


Archéo-Sexism Exhibition at UCL

20 July 2022

Archéo-Sexisme, a travelling exhibition of illustrated testimonies on sexist discrimination in archaeology, is on display at UCL from 20-24 July 2022.

Archaeo-Sexism Exhibition poster (image courtesy of Kayt Hawkins)

The Archéo-Sexisme exhibition aims to raise awareness among the public from the world of heritage and archaeology in the hope of changing the situations female archaeology students and archaeologists face as a result of their gender.

The exhibition was inaugurated at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Mondes (formerly Maison de l'Archéologie et de l'Ethnologie ) in Nanterre, on March 8, 2019, for the international day of struggle for women's rights. It now circulates in many countries and exists in three languages ​​(French, English and Dutch). 

The exhibition organisers at UCL are Kayt Hawkins (Archaeology South-East and Assistant Commissioner for England for the exhibition) and Charlotte Frearson (UCL Institute of Archaeology), alongside Laura Mary, Béline Pasquini, Ségolène Vandevelde and Amanda Gaggioli. 

Kayt and Charlotte are committed to improving working conditions for archaeologists and heritage professionals across the sector. Kayt is co-author of the BAJR Respect in Archaeology Guide and is a key member of the Respect team, working to highlight and tackle harassment and bullying within the profession. Charlotte is Co-Chair of the Institute's EDI Committee, Student Fieldwork Co-ordinator and Careers Tutor. 

Kayt and Charlotte were recipients of funding from the UCL SHS Dean's Strategic fund for their work on EDI in Fieldwork: Combatting Harassment, to support the display of the exhibition at UCL and associated seminars, and should be contacted with any queries about the exhibition.

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Please note the exhibition opening was delayed to 20 July 2022 due to travel disruption following the recent extreme weather affecting London. The exhibition is free and open to all.