Welcome to Nexus: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network

  • Nexus is a network of scholars across Monash University and beyond working in the social sciences, humanities and medicine. Through meetings, events and digital networking, Nexus builds a lively intellectual community for theory-oriented inquiry into health, illness and biomedicine. Nexus members meet on the last Friday of each month to discuss and debate key texts and contemporary currents in social inquiry on health matters. New members welcome. Please contact markdavis@monash.edu for further information.


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  • 1-3 pm, 11 November 2013 This seminar addresses the imaginaries taking shape at the intersection of sexualities, technology and health. The use of technology in sexual and reproductive health, for example, is not new. Diagnostic and treatment technologies are used to manage sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Education, counselling and psychotherapy are applied to such diverse ... Read more
  • 13-19 July 2014 Yokohama Sex, Health and Technology Research Committee on Sociology of Health Call for Submissions Session Organizers Mark DAVIS, Monash University, Australia, mark.davis@monash.edu Mary Lou RASMUSSEN, Monash University, Australia, marylou.rasmussen@monash.edu Session in English Sexual health is increasingly subject to the promise of technology. Diagnostic and treatment technologies are used to manage sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Pfizer’s viagra.com helps couples diagnose ... Read more
  • Janis Jenkins, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego This talk will discuss the convergence of anthropology and psychiatry and more broadly, the intersections of culture and psychopathology. DATE: Tuesday, 20 August 2013 TIME:  2-4pm LOCATION: Monash University, Caulfield campus, Building S (second level), Lecture Theatre S232 Professor Jenkins will draw ... Read more

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  • Seminar The Festival of Ideas will be the first time that NEXUS members will be coming together to present on a topic of their interest. The presentations are mainly on work that is in progress, or work that has been completed. There will be presentations on work conducted within Australia and Internationally. Topics include Influenza and ... Read more
  • Lecture and Discussion Professor Don Kulick University of Chicago 2-4pm Friday 17 May 2013 Building H, Room H237, Caulfield Campus Disability and Sexuality: Who Cares? The sexual lives of adults with disabilities is not a new concern, but it is only very recently that it has begun to be discussed in any way other than incredulously, dismissively or with punitive intent. ... Read more
  • DAVIS, M., Bolding, G., Hart, G., Sherr, L. and Elford, J. (2013) Reflecting on the experience of interviewing online: perspectives from the Internet and HIV study in London, AIDS Care, 16, 8, 944-952. Reproduced in Christine Hine (ed.) Virtual Research Methods: SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods, Sage. DAVIS, M. (2011) ‘You have to come into ... Read more
  • On the last Friday of each month, Nexus members meet to discuss texts and other materials of interest. A list of materials can be found below. If you would like to join our journal club, please email nicholas.hill@monash.edu.    June 2013 Biehl, J. & Moran-Thomas, A. (2009) Symptoms: Subjectivities, Social Ills, Technologies, The Annual Review of Anthropology, 38, pp. ... Read more
  • Encounters and Engagements: Creating new agendas for medcial anthropology, Joiint Conference: EASA Medical Anthropology Network / AAA Society for Medical Anthropology /Universitat Rovira i Virgili Joint International Conference, Tarragona, Spain, June 12-14th 2013 Read More... Read more
  • In 2012, as part of NEXUS and the Monash-Warwick Alliance, Carlos Lopez Clavijo and Nicholas Hill along with two PhD candidates at Warwick University in the UK established SSHAM: Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Monash Warwick Alliance. The alliance aims to establish an interdisciplinary dialogue across the universities on issues relevant to the group. The main ... Read more