Welcome to the Materiality, Artefacts & Technologies in Culture & History (MATCH) Faculty Research Group. Established in 2009 as the Cluster for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies (CIAS), the group was renamed and restructured in 2019 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 of worldwide scope within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, reaching out to the wider University and our regional partners in the North-East of England.

Reading Group We run a fortnightly interdisciplinary Reading Group, open to postgraduates and staff from across the University and covering an extraordinarily wide range of material culture topics suggested by participants.