School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Amy Outterside

Teaching Assistant


I am a historian of modern European and Italian history, with a particular emphasis on the period of the Second World War. I completed my PhD entitled Occupying Puglia: The Italians and the Allies, 1943-1946 in 2015 at Newcastle University. I am particularly interested in the civilian experience of war and occupation and the impact of war on public health. I teach on a range of undergraduate modules at Newcastle and have contributed to the MA in European History.


I have been teaching at Newcastle University since 2013, below are modules that I currently teach or have contributed to.

HIS3020, Writing History, Dissertation supervisor.

HIS1027, Themes in European History.

HIS1027 Varieties of History.

HIS2087 A Civilians’ War, 1939-1945, module leader, 2015-2016, 2016-2017.

HIS 1030 Evidence and Argument.

HIS1025-World Empires.

HIS3205 Fascism in Italy, 1914-1945.

HIS8053- Conflict in European History: Case Studies.






Research Interests

Modern Italian and European History, social history of warfare, history of medicine, gender relations.


Amy Outterside, ‘War against the Mosquito’- Allies, Italians and Malaria during the Occupation of Puglia, 1943-1946, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 22, 5, 2017, 571-586