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 – apply for an AHRC-funded studentship available in early 2022

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

November 2022:

Our next Postgraduate Open Day takes place in November 2022
Book your place now.

Recent Events

6 April 2022: Connecting University Art Collections

2-3 December 2021: IX Workshop Mutual Image

3 March 2021: DCL Encounters #04

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.