Department of History

Bilkent University's Department of History focuses on graduate studies, offering M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the areas of Ottoman, European and the U.S.A. history. Begun in 1993, the Department boasts an International faculty trained at some of the leading Universities in Europe, North America and Turkey. The Department serves an international student body with students from Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Turkey and the U.S.A. currently enrolled.  

HIST 417 (2011-2012-Fall): Medieval Europe (500-1500)
By: Asst. Prof. David E. Thornton

This course traces the history of western Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance, and deals with the main political, social and religious changes during that period.
Credits:3 ECTS: 6

HCIV-102 (2009-2010-Summer): History of Civilization II
By: Asst. Prof. David E. Thornton

Provides background to the origins of modern Western civilization: deals with the development of European society from around AD 1500 until the present, concerning the political, social economic and religious life of the West during that period.
Credits:3 ECTS: 6

HIST-416 (2009-2010-Fall): Medieval British History
By: Asst. Prof. David E. Thornton

Formation of the medieval English state from its Anglo-Saxon beginnings to the 14th century, tracing the developments in central and local government, its politics, social structure and its interaction with the rest of the British Isles and the Continent.
Credits:3 ECTS: 6