Matthew Longcore is the Manager, Outreach and Member Services, Human Relations Area Files at Yale University. He also teaches Anthropology as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut.
Matthew holds master’s degrees from Yale University in Archaeological Studies, Harvard University in Nonprofit Management, and Fairfield University in Education. He received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in American Studies, and he studied abroad at Oxford University.
His master’s thesis at Yale was titled “Dreaming Spires: The archaeological, cultural, and sociological significance of English Collegiate Gothic architecture on American campuses”. The thesis focused on the medieval English inspired Gothic Revival architecture on American campuses built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the buildings of architect James Gamble Rogers at Yale. Matthew’s interest in architecture also developed into a research project in which he analyzed the stained glass windows crafted by artist G. Owen Bonawit at Yale University’s Hall of Graduate Studies. As a recipient of the Michael Coe Fieldwork Fund, he participated in an excavation project led by the Office of State Archaeology. The site in South Glastonbury, Connecticut dates back to the mid-17th century and is an important historic period archaeological site representing one of the earliest English settlements of the Connecticut River Valley.
Matthew is interested in material and visual cultures spanning several disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, architectural history, and American studies.