About the Diversity issues category

Historical sources document the mentalities and ideas of the past, including those that may be considered controversial or offensive. Iconclass is an instrument to provide access to the content of those sources, so it is unavoidable that it contains controversial and offensive concepts. That does not mean that its terminology should not take into account present day sensitivities. This category aims to gather comments and suggestions for improvement of the vocabulary to reflect the increasing awareness of diversity and racism issues.