My name is Matthew S. Wiseman, and I am a historian of Cold War Canada, Canadian international relations, the Arctic, and science and technology. I earned my PhD from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Tri-University Graduate Program in History in 2017, and I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Trinity College in the University of Toronto.
On this site, you will find information about my current and ongoing research. I study the history of Canada’s early Cold War Arctic policy, with a particular focus on the human and environmental impact of defence research and the military patronage of science during the period 1945-75.
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 if you have questions or comments.