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  • British Concepts of Race and Nation in Plans to Partition Ireland and Palestine, by Dr. Michael Christopher Rast, University of St. Thomas May 20, 2024 at 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm A-130 Seminar Room
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History of Civilization (HCIV) Course

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.

More information

Office phone:  (+90) 312 290 1796

e-mail: tdavid@bilkent.edu.tr


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.

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Office phone: (+90) 312 290 2327

e-mail: thornton@bilkent.edu.tr


InstructorE-mailCourse Code
Eylül ÇETİNBAŞeylul.cetinbas@bilkent.edu.trHCIV 101
Yağmur FAKIOĞLUyagmur.fakioglu@bilkent.edu.trHCIV 101
Doğuş AYTAÇdogus.aytac@bilkent.edu.trHCIV 101
Mustafa Özgür ELMACIOĞLUozgur.elmacioglu@bilkent.edu.trHCIV 101
Bengin Eser ÖZTÜRKeser.ozturk@bilkent.edu.trHCIV 102
Fevzi Burhan AYAZ f.burhan@bilkent.edu.trHCIV 102