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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

Lindsey, George R. The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War. Edited by Matthew S. Wiseman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019. (In print and forthcoming April 2019).

 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

Wiseman, Matthew S. “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, Ch. 4. New York: Routledge, forthcoming March 2019.

Wiseman, Matthew S. “Canadian Scientists and Military Research in the Cold War, 1947-1960.” Canadian Historical Review (forthcoming 2019).

Wiseman, Matthew S. “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.

Wiseman, Matthew S. “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.

 

SELECT BOOK REVIEWS

Review of Trudeau’s World: Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84, edited by Robert Bothwell and J.L. Granatstein. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017. International Journal 73, no. 4 (December 2018): 629–31. Solicited.

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: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 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.

Review of The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths Versus Reality, by Sheldon M. Stern. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 15, no. 4 (2014): 201–5.

Review of Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History, edited by Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. Histoire sociale/Social History 47, no. 95 (2014): 810–12.

 

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.

 

SELECT WORK EXPERIENCE

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.