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    Passwords: An Abridged and Discontinuous Cultural History

    Eve, Martin Paul (2016) Passwords: An Abridged and Discontinuous Cultural History. In: Queen Mary English Postgraduate Research Seminar, 4th February 2016, Queen Mary University of London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Passwords are crucial to our lives. They regulate our finances, protect our communications and prove who we are to others. They are powerful words. But from where did this equation of verbal knowledge with a person’s identity emerge? What does it really mean, in the world of passwords, to say that one’s “identity has been stolen”? What does the future of the password hold in store? Based on his forthcoming book on the topic, in this talk Dr. Martin Paul Eve will trace the cultural histories of the password from ancient Rome through to biometrics via “open sesame”.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 08:39
    Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 11:55
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14236

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