Matthew S. Wiseman is a Canadian historian whose research focuses on science, technology, and medicine in the Cold War. He received his Ph.D. in History from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Tri-University Graduate Program in History. Following the completion of his doctoral degree, Matthew held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He is currently based at Western University, where he holds an Associated Medical Services (AMS) Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of History.
On this site you will find information about Matthew’s current and ongoing research. His Cold War studies currently focus on the history of state-sponsored science conducted in northern Canada and the Arctic between 1947 and 1975. Outside this site Matthew is 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.
Matthew also administers the official website of the Canadian International History Committee (CIH/HIC), a scholarly discussion network for the history of Canadian foreign relations. CIH/HIC 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 Matthew’s work, and please feel free to contact him with questions.