Department of History

Dr. Amy Whipple

Chair and Associate Professor, History Department

I am a historian of modern Europe, and I specialize in modern British history. My introductory course (Historical Perspectives) focuses on the use of primary sources from popular culture, including advertisements, short fiction, newspapers, propaganda, and songs. I also teach numerous upper-level courses, including “Health and Medicine in Modern Britain” and “Europe, Reformation to Present.” My research seminar, “Britain and World War II,” focuses on the home front experience during the war.

I have published several articles on conservative movements in postwar Britain, and I am currently working on a book on the early National Health Service in Britain. Two undergraduate students have received summer funding from the College of Arts & Sciences to assist with my research in recent years, and I look forward to working with more student researchers in the future.


modern Europe

First Year at Xavier



  • BA (Canisius); PhD (Northwestern)