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June 07 2015

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June 05 2015

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Arts and Inspiration Day at The National Archives 2014: Music and lyrics

Jo Pugh reveals the music, lyrics and poetry lurking in diverse records, from Thomas Byrd’s pupil, John Bull to songs from Second World War prisoner of war camps.

Arts and Inspiration Day is a free event for students thinking of future PhD study which introduces the research potential of The National Archives’ collection. This event was held on 17 November 2014.

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Arts and Inspiration Day at The National Archives 2014: Maps and plans

Rose Mitchell reveals the maps and plans held at The National Archives.

Arts and Inspiration Day is a free event for students thinking of future PhD study which introduces the research potential of The National Archives’ collection. This event was held on 17 November 2014.

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Arts and Inspiration Day at The National Archives 2014: Propaganda

Simon Demissie looks at Propaganda through the records held at The National Archives, including the wartime posters in INF 3 and the 1970s ‘Protect and Survive’ Public Information Films.

Arts and Inspiration Day is a free event for students thinking of future PhD study which introduces the research potential of The National Archives’ collection. This event was held on 17 November 2014.

Watch the Public Information Films, Action after warnings and Casualties, produced by Richard Taylor Cartoons, with chilling narration by Patrick Allen.

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Arts and Inspiration Day at The National Archives 2014: Design history and material culture

Julie Halls discusses design history and material culture as a potential area for research.

Arts and Inspiration Day is a free event for students thinking of future PhD study which introduces the research potential of The National Archives’ collection. This event was held on 17 November 2014.

May 29 2015

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Portillo’s State Secrets

Researcher Tommy Norton introduces some of the 30 documents featured in the BBC 2 ten-part television series, Portillo’s State Secrets. He also talks about the background to the series.

Originally a journalist on local newspapers and magazines, Tommy spent four years in The National Archives’ press office. He is now an independent reesearcher.

May 26 2015

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Fixing Logjam by changing Diffie-Hellman parameters

You have probably heard of the Logjam attack against the TLS protocol. It affects TLS configurations with forward secrecy that use the same prime numbers for Diffie-Hellman key exchange. You also may use a low security prime number. The research team that has published information about the Logjam attack estimates that an academic team can break a 768-bit prime and that a nation-state can break a 1024-bit prime. Unfortunately 1024 bit primes are common in a lot of server software.

Using Diffie-Hellman key exchange should be done with prime numbers equal 2048 bit and above. Postfix allows you to use individual parameter sets. Sysadmins should consult the Guide to Deploying Diffie-Hellman for TLS.

For Apache users out there, try to run at least version 2.4.7 or better. If this is not an option, you can wait for the release of 2.2.30 and compile it with LibreSSL or use it with OpenSSL 0.9.8a (or later version). Compiling Apache 2.2.x with LibreSSL requires you to remove the ENGINE_CTRL_CHIL_SET_FORKCHECK macro in modules/ssl/ssl_engine_init.c. Furthermore you need to remove the reference to the compress_meth member of the SSL_SESSION structure. The reference can be found in modules/ssl/ssl_engine_vars.c beginning in line 838. Actually you can remove the whole if (pSession] {…} section. LibreSSL has removed support for compression due to security reasons. Lastly you have to remove references to the RAND_EGD PRNG (reference can be found in modules/ssl/ssl_engine_rand.c, look for HAVE_SSL_RAND_EGD and remove these sections).

May 22 2015

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Writer of the month: Helen Castor on Joan of Arc

Helen Castor in conversation, discussing her new book, Joan of Arc: A history. Find out more about Helen Castor on her website.

This podcast was recorded live as part of the Writer of the month series, which broadens awareness of historical records and their uses for writers. We apologise for any intermittent reduction in sound quality.

May 17 2015

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May 07 2015

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Our site also supports HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) which instructs the browser how to handle content delivered from our servers.

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May 03 2015

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March 27 2015

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Tracing railway ancestors

The National Archives holds a vast collection of railway related material, a legacy passed down by hundreds of railway companies which operated in all corners of the UK from 1825 to 1947. Much of this material provides opportunities for local and family historians to discover something new about the history of their ancestors and the areas in which they lived. This talk provides an overview of the railway records held here at Kew, and explores the different sources for tracing railway workers amongst these records.

Chris Heather is currently the Transport Records Specialist in the Advice and Records Knowledge department at The National Archives. He has a particular interest in railway records and family history. Previously he specialised in records of criminals and transportation to Australia.

March 13 2015

09:00

Big Ideas: Rapid response collecting

Rapid Response Collecting is a new strand to the V&A's collecting activity – one that is responsive to global events, situating design in immediate relation to moments of political, economic and social change. Corinna Gardner explores how an IKEA toy wolf, a set of Christian Louboutin shoes in five shades of ‘nude', the world's first 3D-printed gun, the mobile game, Flappy Bird, and an all-female LEGO set raise questions of globalisation, mass manufacture, demography and the law.

Corinna Gardner is curator of contemporary product design at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Corinna has worked with colleagues to introduce rapid response collecting as a new strand to the museum's collecting activities. Corinna is also co-curating the forthcoming V&A exhibition, All of This Belongs to You, opening on 1 April 2015.

March 08 2015

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March 06 2015

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Vanishing for the Vote: diverse suffragettes boycott the 1911 census

Vanishing for the Vote tells the story of what happened on census night, 2 April 1911. Despite decades of campaigning, no woman had won the right to vote. Suffragettes urged women to boycott the census, proclaiming 'No vote, no census!'. This talk is based on the family census schedules which illustrate the wide diversity of suffrage campaigners – those who complied with the census and those who daringly boycotted.

Jill Liddington is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her first book, One Hand Tied Behind Us (Virago, 1978), soon became a suffrage classic. Her most recent history, Vanishing for the Vote (MUP, 2014), is based on the The National Archives' census schedules released in 2009.

We apologise for the poor sound quality of this live recording.

This talk was part of The National Archives' Diversity Week, a week designed to highlight the ongoing work across the organisation surrounding the representation of diverse histories.

March 01 2015

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