PAUL LATIMER, Assistant Professor, Student Coordinator

He received his Ph.D. in History from Sheffield University in 1982. An Assistant Professor in the department specializing in European History, Dr. Latimer has published on the position of the higher aristocracy in local administration, on the civil war in England 1215-17 and on various aspects of the economy and inflation in late-twelfth- and early-thirteenth-century England. He is currently working on the subject of English identity in north-western England between the eleventh and the thirteenth century, the role of castles in late-twelfth- and early thirteenth-century warfare, and on the Welsh economy at the time of Domesday Book.

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Office phone: (+90) 312 290 2076

e-mail: paul@bilkent.edu.tr

DAVID E. THORNTON, Assistant Professor

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (Queens' College) in 1991 in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. Prior to joining Bilkent, Dr Thornton worked as a post-doctoral research scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, and as research assistant at the Unit for Prosopographical Research, Linacre College, Oxford. His primary fields of research are the political history of the British Isles during the early Middle Ages, especially Ireland and Wales before 1100, and Anglo-Norman England. In addition, he is interested in medieval prosopography, historical anthroponymy, and computer applications for medieval history. He is currently working on nominal record linkage methodology for medieval history, and is compiling a prosopography of Ireland before 1100.

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Office phone:  (+90) 312 290 1796

e-mail: tdavid@bilkent.edu.tr


He has been teaching at Bilkent University since 1997. He was previously Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, and Lecturer in Russian and German history at Cambridge.  His major publications include The Eastern Front 1914-1917 (1975), which won the Wolfson Prize for History and Europe Transformed 1878-1919 (1983).  His latest book, World War I has been published recently by Penguin books.

LUCA ZAVAGNO, Assistant Professor

He Luca Zavagno graduated from the University of Venice (2002); he obtained his Ph.D. (2007) at the University of Birmingham with a dissertation on the society, economics and politics of Byzantine cities in the early middle ages. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Bilkent University. Dr. Zavagno is the author of many articles on the early Medieval Mediterranean, as well as two monographs: Cities in Transition: Urbanism in Byzantium Between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages and Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. An Island in Transition. He co-authored (with Özlem Caykent) the edited volumes Islands of Eastern Mediterranean. A History of Cross Cultural Encounters and People and Goods on the Move. Merchants, Networks and Communication Routes in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean . He is also the co-organizer of the Conference of the Mediterranean Worlds, Associate Scholar of the Mediterranean Seminar, member of the Princeton University FLAME-Framing the early Medieval Coinage and former Visiting professor in Byzantine Art History at the University of Venice.

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Office phone: (+90) 312 266 4061