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Matthew S. Wiseman, Ph.D.



Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto


PhD, History, Wilfrid Laurier University
MA, History, Lakehead University
HBA and BEd, Lakehead University


Dr. Matthew S. Wiseman is a former Website and Outreach Manager of the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), and a former Book Review Editor of Canadian Military History. He first joined LCMSDS upon entering doctoral studies in History at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in 2012. As a volunteer research associate, he worked diligently to organize and index the George Lindsey fonds of the Laurier Military History Archive before joining the Centre in a research capacity.

Since graduating from WLU in 2017, Dr. Wiseman has assumed a two-year SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto, where he studies the human and environmental consequences of scientific defence research conducted in the Canadian North during the early Cold War.

Select Publications

Wiseman, Matthew S. “The Science of Defence: Security, Research, and the North in Cold War Canada” (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University, PhD diss., Department of History, 2017).

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; published July 2016): 191–233.

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): 127–155.


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017-2019.

Northern Research Fund, Churchill Northern Studies Centre, 2016.

World History Association, World Scholar Travel Fund, 2015.

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2014-2017.


E-mail: [email protected]


Contact Information

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