Welcome to the Materiality, Artefacts & Technologies in Culture & History (MATCH) Faculty Research Group. Established in 2015 as the Cluster for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies (CIAS), the group was recently renamed and restructured to reflect its broader interdisciplinary remit encompassing the whole of the humanities disciplines and the entire human past.

We are a vibrant hub for inter- and cross-disciplinary material culture research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, reaching out to the wider University and our regional partners in the North-East of England.