The Digital Curation Lab (DCL) at the University of Salford was established in 2019 on the MediaCityUK Campus as a place for all activities within the institution associated with the field of Digital Humanities to come together in a collaborative environment.

The DCL is designed to create opportunities for all to explore the intersections of digital technology, creative arts, information management, humanities, social sciences, and associated areas of engagement.

We offer a range of postgraduate opportunities for prospective students including:

PGCert in Digital Curation – distance learning only
(8 months part-time or 4 months full-time)

MRes in Digital Curation – distance or residential options

PhD in Digital Curation

We also provide industry engagement and research opportunities for staff within the University of Salford. An expression of interest form for UoS staff and PGR students is available here.

The Digital Curation Lab is the University of Salford’s contact point for its membership in the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and activities associated with Digital Research in Humanities and Arts (DRHA).

Upcoming Events

24 February 2021:

Our next online Postgraduate Open Day takes place on Wednesday 24 February 2021
Book your place now.

3 March 2021 – DCL Encounters #04
2:30pm-4:30pm (online event)

The fourth DCL Encounters session is another session co-hosted with the University of Salford’s Art & Design Research Group, led by Jill Randall & Toni Sant, featuring:

Wendy Taylor gives an introduction to using USIR, the University’s research repository

– Brendan Fletcher: Fine Art: Practice as Research
In this presentation Brendan explores the interdependent nature of Fine Art studio research, scholarly research, criticism and pedagogy and discusses this as a coherent co-dependent activity.

Tim Isherwood: Research & Practice
Within this presentation Tim will briefly discuss his more formal research practice that uses GPS technology as a drawing tool to create both individual and collaborative temporal works, before describing a more recent series of typographic paintings and a current collaborative work in progress with a creative writer considering the balance between typography, image and language within a project provisionally titled The Rivers.

Recent Events

9 December 2020: DCL Encounters #03

7-9 September 2020: DRHA 2020 Conference

DCL hosted the annual Digital Research in Humanities and Arts conference as an online only event, on the theme Situating Digital Curation.

7+8 July 2020: Rethinking Digital Preservation in a Time of Crisis

In collaboration with Redeye and the Photographic Collections Network, the DCL presented a 2-day training event featuring online training session by the Digital Preservation Coalition, along with a programme of guest speakers.