David Theodore

Title: 
Associate Professor
David Theodore
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-6706
Email address: 
david.theodore [at] mcgill.ca
Office: 
Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 309
Position: 
Associate Member, Department of Social Studies of Medicine; Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Health, and Computation
Degree(s): 

B.A.(Honours), B.Sc., B.Arch., M.Arch(McG.), Ph.D.(Harv.)

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

MRAIC

Research areas: 
Hospitals
History and theory of computation in architecture
History of institutions
Cinema
Architecture
Biography: 

My recent scholarship explores the history and theory of computers in the organization, construction, and management of institutions such as hospitals and prisons. I have co-published on the history of medicine and architecture in the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Social Science & Medicine, Technology and Culture, and Scientia Canadensis. My research has received support from FRQSC, CFI, SSHRC, CIHR, the Graham Foundation, and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

I am also an active design journalist and critic, serving as regional correspondent for Canadian Architect and a contributing editor at Azure.

 

Selected publications: 

Theodore, D., and Theodora Vardouli. 2020. “Walking instead of Working: Space Allocation, Automatic Architecture, and the Abstraction of Hospital Labor," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing [early access]: 10.1109/MAHC.2020.2990111

 

Theodore, D. 2020. ”’Dirty Dirty Dirt’: Automating Separation in the Friesen Concept Hospital," in Tracing Hospital Boundaries: Integration and Segregation in Southeastern Europe and Beyond, 1050-1970, ed. Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw, Irena Benyovsky Latin, and Kathleen Vongsathorn, 171–90 Leiden: Clio Medica/Brill, 2020.

 

Theodore, D. "The Architecture of Quebec: Competition, Culture, and Conservation," in Canadian Modern Architecture: 1967 to the Present, ed. Elsa Lam and Graham Livesey, 385–422. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019.

 

Theodore, D., 2018. "Small Science: Trained Acquaintance and the One-Man Research Team.” In Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History, edited by Edward Jones-Imhotep and Tina Adcock, 166-84. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018.

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