How have definitions of race varied and changed over time? What impact have religion, science and politics had on race throughout history, and how has our concept of it been changed as a result? In the multi-volume A Cultural History of Race (2021)
these ambitious questions are answered by 61 experts who – drawing on perspectives from history, sociology, anthropology, literature and medical humanities – deepen our understanding of how race has developed conceptually and in reality, between antiquity and the present day. In the Introduction to the third volume
, its editors consider three modern works by Black artists which refigure Renaissance paintings to inspire discussions around race.