History of Art


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at UCL History of Art

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are at the heart of the Department of History of Art.

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.

Newsam Library

Equality and Diversity

Find out about the Department's commitment to Equality and Diversity


Harassment and Bullying

Find out about UCL's statements on Dignity and Work.


Support and Well-being

Find out about Student Support and Well-being.

Bob Mills in Venice

Staff Journeys

Our 'Staff Journeys' series highlights the different routes that our staff have taken to get to where they are.

Image: Saint Jerome in a Woman's Dress, Herman, Jean, and Paul de Limbourg, 1405-1409