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MATTHEW S. WISEMAN, PhD
Department of History, University of Toronto
3051 Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3 Canada
matthew.wiseman@utoronto.ca

 

ACADEMIC POSITION

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow
Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the Department of History, University of Toronto, 2017–Present.

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy
(Ph.D.) History, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2012–2017

Master of Arts
(M.A.) History, Lakehead University, 2010–2011

Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education
(B.A. and B.Ed.) History and English, Lakehead University, 2005–2010

 

BOOKS

The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey:
Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War

(Pre-order now from the University of Toronto Press)

 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

“Canadian Scientists and Military Research in the Cold War, 1947-1960.” Canadian Historical Review. (In print and forthcoming).

Frontier Footage: Science and Colonial Attitudes on Film in Northern Canada, 1948-1954.” In Cold Science: Environmental Knowledge in the North American Arctic During the Cold War, edited by Stephen Bocking and Daniel Heidt, 61–74. New York: Routledge, 2019.

Unlocking the ‘Eskimo Secret’: Defence Science in the Cold War Canadian Arctic, 1947–1954.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 26, no. 1 (2015): 191–233. Backdated and published July 2016.

The Development of Cold War Soldiery: Acclimatisation Research and Military Indoctrination in the Canadian Arctic, 1947–1953.” Canadian Military History 24, no. 2 (Summer/Autumn 2015): 127–55.

 

SELECTED BOOK REVIEWS

Review of Einstein’s Pacifism and World War I, by Virginia Iris Holmes. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2017. Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 19, no. 2 (2018): 350–3.

Review of Two Years Below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946, by Andrew Taylor; edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press, 2017. Canadian Military History 27, no. 2 (2018): 41–4.

Review of Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology, by David H. Price. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. Canadian Journal of History 53, no. 2 (Autumn 2018): 315–17.

Review of Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956, by Jason Sean Ridler. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. Scientia Canadensis 39, no. 1 (2017): 120–1.

Review of Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670–1870, by Ted Binnema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. American Review of Canadian Studies 46, no. 1 (2016): 122–3.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Course Instructor

Wilfrid Laurier University
2015-18
Instructor and course designer, HI-299V: History of Espionage, Fall 2018.
Instructor and course designer, HI-299X: Sports History, Winter 2016.
Instructor and course designer, HI-346K: Digital Applications, Winter 2015.

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
2016-17
Instructor (online), LIBS-1160: Canadian History, Spring and Fall 2017.
Instructor, LIBS-1710: Impact of Aviation in Canada, Winter 2016.

 

SELECTED SERVICE

Project Manager, Canada Declassified, declassified.library.utoronto.ca, November 2018–Present.
Website Administrator, Canadian International History Committee, cihhic.ca, July 2017–Present.
Book Review Editor, Canadian Military History, September 2014–April 2017.
Lead Organizer, Laurier Military History Speaker Series, LCMSDS, September 2014–April 2017.
Website and Outreach Manager, LCMSDS (canadianmilitaryhistory.ca), August 2014–April 2017.
Website Administrator, Canadian Landmine Foundation, canadianlandmine.org, May 2014–August 2017.
Co-designer, Laurier Military History Archive, lmharchive.ca, October 2013–November 2013.
Website Administrator, Tri-University Graduate Program in History, triuhistory.ca, June 2013–July 2016.

*Note: The information on this page is partial. Please contact me for a full CV.