My name is Matthew Wiseman, and I am a historian of Canada, science and technology, and the Cold War. I earned my PhD from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Tri-University Graduate Program in History in 2017, and I am currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, and the Department of History, at the University of Toronto.
On this site, you will find information about my current and ongoing research. I study the role of science in the development and implementation of Canadian security policies during the Cold War, with a particular focus on state-sponsored research conducted in northern Canada and the Arctic.
Outside this site I am heavily involved in public history projects, including Canada Declassified, an open-access repository of government records declassified under the Canadian Access to Information Act. Canada Declassified maintains a growing collection of records, historical research exhibits, and other materials useful for students and scholars around the world.
I also administer the official website of the Canadian International History Committee, a scholarly discussion network for the history of Canadian foreign relations. Our network is an affiliate of the Canadian Historical Association and membership is open to scholars, policymakers, authors, historians and others interested in Canada’s international history, both governmental and non-governmental.
Thanks for taking an interest in my work, and please feel free to contact me with questions.