Representing the (un)representable

Posted on Friday 14th March 2014

Dr Camilla Smith was invited to the Art History Department at the University of Reading on 5 March to give a research paper, entitled: Representing the (un)representable: Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) and the art of Sexual Science.

The paper forms part of an ongoing research project examining the attitudes of Magnus Hirschfeld, a German physician and sexologist, towards art and artists, as a way of explaining and indeed legitimising his ideas in relation to homosexuality and sexual pathology.