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.

                                   FULL-TIME FACULTY

                                   PART-TIME FACULTY

DAVID E. THORNTON, Assistant Professor -  Coordinator



See European History Faculty page for detailed information





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[at]bilkent.edu.tr