The Department of History has responsibility for teaching the History of Civilization (HCIV) course required as a first-year course by several Bilkent departments.
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.
Office phone: (+90) 312 290 1796
ANN MARIE THORNTON, Instructor
She has graduate degrees in History from Queen's College, Cambridge and in French Studies from the Sorbonne and the University of Exeter. Prior to joining Bilkent's Department of History, she taught at the University of Edinburgh and spent three years working in the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford. Her research interests focus on the European Enlightenment, with particular reference to France and Switzerland, and she is currently working on the illustrations to the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Office phone: (+90) 312 290 2327