History of Art


Gender Equality at UCL History of Art

Both gender balance and gender inclusivity are important to the Department. History of Art is a subject in which there are more female than male students and academics, and we are keen to bring more balance to this. However, it is also a subject in which female artists have been historically excluded or overlooked from the canon, and we are dedicated to rectifying this, too.

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UCL History of Art is proud to have achieved an Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment and activities related to promoting gender equality in the department. 

Support and Resources at UCL 

Support and Resources in the Department

  • In 2022 the UCL History of Art Department submitted it's application for an Athena Swan Bronze Award. The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. You can read more here about Athena Swan in general and Athena Swan at UCL

Self-Education Resources

Feminism and Gender in Art Resources