Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
At History of Art, we are committed to inclusion and access for everyone, regardless of background. We actively focus on including under-represented minorities, both in terms of who comes here to teach and study, and in terms of the art we study. We believe in radically disrupting the white, western canon; we believe in centering artists once pushed to the margins, and we look beyond Europe and the Global North in order to explore far wider horizons.
The Department of History of Art aims to create a supportive, open-minded and welcoming environment that reflects our values. We aim to be fair, open to all, and free of bias, discrimination, prejudice and intolerance. Whether you’re thinking of applying to History of Art as an undergraduate or postgraduate, or whether you’ve just joined or are an existing student or staff member, these pages will help you access resources you might need whilst studying or working with us.
We are keen to learn from our students and staff, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions on how to make the department more inclusive. Furthermore, should you feel you have encountered, or been subject to, an instance of sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia or prejudice against your religious belief; or if you have been discriminated against on the basis of your disability or sexual, ethnic or social identity, please contact either of the departmental Inclusion Leads Emily Floyd and Eleanor Day, or the relevant contacts in the pages below.
Image: Saint Jerome in a Woman's Dress, Herman, Jean, and Paul de Limbourg, 1405-1409