The age of Asa : Lord Briggs, public life and history in Britain since 1945 /
edited by Miles Taylor, University of York, UK.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
xii, 311 p. ; 23 cm
1137392576, 9781137392572
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
contents note
Introduction: Asa Briggs and public life in Britain since 1945 / Miles Taylor -- Part I. History -- The interconnectedness of things: Asa Briggs and social history / Rohan McWilliam -- A little bit of a Victorian? Asa Briggs and Victorian studies / Martin Hewitt -- Victorian capitalists and middle-class formation: reflections on Asa Briggs' Birmingham / Francesca Carnevali and Jennifer Aston -- Asa Briggs and the remaking of Australian historiography / Frank Bongiorno -- Asa Briggs and the emergence of labour history in post-war Britain / John McIlroy -- Part II. Broadcasting -- From the Daily Mail to the BBC: communications in Britain, c. 1896-1922 / James Thompson -- Broadcasting carries on: Asa Briggs and the history of the wartime BBC / Sian Nicholas -- Asa and the epochs: the BBC, the historian, the institution and the Archive / Jean Seaton -- Part III. Universities -- Back to Yorkshire: "Asia" Briggs at Leeds, 1955-1961 / Malcolm Chase -- Asa Briggs and the University of Sussex, 1961-1976 / Matthew Cragoe -- Asa Briggs and the opening up of the open university / Daniel Weinbren -- From Worcester to Longmans: devising the history of the book / James Raven.
general note
Based on a one-day conference held on 19 May 2011 at the Institute of Historical Research to mark Lord Briggs' 90th birthday.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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