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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 APPOINTMENTS

Associated Medical Services (AMS) Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of History, Western University, 2019–2020

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow
Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and the Department of History, University of Toronto, 2017–2019

 

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

(Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019)

 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

“Canadian Scientists and Military Research in the Cold War, 1947–60.” Canadian Historical Review 100, no. 3 (Forthcoming September 2019).

The Future of the Arctic Council.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Arctic Policy and Politics, edited by Ken Coates and Carin Holroyd. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, (Forthcoming September 2019).

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 Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, edited by Alan I. Marcus. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015; and Service as Mandate: How American Land-Grant Universities Shaped the Modern World, edited by Alan I. Marcus. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2016. Isis 110, no. 2 (June 2019): 424–5.

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.

 

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.

 

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, 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.