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MATTHEW S. WISEMAN
Department of History, Western University
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B8
Lawson Hall Rm 2264 | 519-661-2111 x87561 | mwisem2@uwo.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)

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

“Canadian Scientists and Military Research in the Cold War, 1947–60.” Canadian Historical Review 100, no. 3 (September 2019): 439–63. In print.

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, 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.

“Introduction” and “Afterword.” In The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War, edited by Matthew S. Wiseman, xv–xxxii and 219–23. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 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 REVIEWS

Review of “From disaster to development? The role of the Second World War in shaping Canadian humanitarian aid,” International Journal 73, no. 4 (December 2018): 609–22, by Jill Campbell-Miller. H-Diplo Article Review No. 864, H-Net Reviews, June 2019.

Review of Just Watch Us: RCMP Surveillance of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Cold War Canada, by Christabelle Sethna and Steve Hewett. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. Labour/Le Travail 83 (Spring/Printemps 2019): 270–2. Solicited.

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 Mike’s World: Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs, edited by Asa McKercher and Galen Roger Perras. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017. British Journal of Canadian Studies 31, no. 2 (September 2018): 227–8.

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.

 

SELECTED SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS

AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2019–20
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017–19
Northern Research Fund, Churchill Northern Studies Centre, 2016
Dean’s Scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2015–16
Participants’ Choice Award, Wilfrid Laurier University Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, 2015
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2014–17
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2014–15 (declined)
Graduate Research Award for Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament, Simons Foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), 2012–13

 

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

“Nuclear Anxieties: Fallout Research and the Northern Radiation Study, 1963–70,” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 2, 2019. Solicited.

“‘The Blitzkrieg has come to stay’: Scientific Intelligence in Canada at the Dawn of the Cold War,” International Studies Association (ISA) 60th Annual Convention, Intelligence Studies Section (ISS), Sheraton City Centre, Toronto, ON, March 30, 2019. Solicited.

“An Introduction to Canada Declassified: Historical Research Hub and Digital Repository,” presented at a workshop titled Contemporary International History: The State of the Field, hosted by the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, November 18, 2018.

“Chasing Fallout: The Canadian Army and Radiation Science in the Early Cold War,” presented at Nuclear Histories of Canada, a workshop hosted by the Department of History, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, September 22, 2018. Solicited.

“Science Sails North: Research and Colonial Interaction in the Arctic, 1950–1965,” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA/SHC), University of Regina, Regina, SK, May 28, 2018. Solicited.

“Cold War Psychiatry: Research and Patronage at McGill University,” Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM/SCHM), University of Regina, Regina, SK, May 26, 2018.

“Arctic Research and the Ethics of Military Science at the Dawn of the Cold War,” 85th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH), Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY, April 8, 2018.

“Northern Psychology: Isolation Research on the Mid-Canada Line,” Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society (HSS), Sheraton City Centre, Toronto, ON, November 9, 2017.

“Breaking the Ice: Moira Dunbar and Women Scientists in the Canadian Civil Service, 1947–1975,” 9th Annual Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada Workshop: Women in Security across Military and Civilian Lines, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, June 17, 2016.

“Tripartite Defence in the Cold War: Canada and the Technical Cooperation Program,” 19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA/AHSTC): “Science and Technology across Borders,” The Institute for Science & Technology Studies, York University, Toronto, ON, November 7, 2015.

 

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.

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