The 2015 History of Turkey award ceremony took place on Monday, October 26 at C-Block Amphitheater. The awards went to students whose projects were judged the best of the 2014-2015 academic year.
The History of Turkey course (HIST 200) is a requirement for all Bilkent undergraduates. It is designed to encourage students to work in groups on projects concerning any topic of their choice that relates to the history of Turkey. Students from all departments prepare and present final projects for examination by a committee, with 10 projects chosen to receive awards.
This year’s winners received certificates as well as a special volume, “Gündelik Hayatımızın Tarihi,” authored by Kudret Emiroğlu, writer, historian and a History of Turkey instructor. The ceremony also included the presentation of a special award to Elif Cemre Solmaz (PSYC), Elif Dirik (MAN), Feride Nur Hascakaraca (PSYC) and Merve Şeyda Zayim (PSYC) in recognition of the publication of their HIST 200 project, “Fedailikten Kuvvacılığa: Parti Pehlivan,” in the September 2015 issue of the journal Toplumsal Tarih.
The award ceremony was attended by members of the university administration, professors, undergraduate students and their families, and other guests. Rector Abdullah Atalar delivered a speech in which he highlighted the importance of active learning at the university level in general and history education in particular. The recipients of the 2015 awards then presented their projects.
2015 HIST 200 Awards
First prize: “Türkiye’nin İlk Kadın Plastik Cerrahı Keriman Güler Gürsu ve Hayatı”
Ahmet Batıkan Ünal (EE), Sultan Sinem Eren (ME), Ece Su Ildız (EE), Bora Deveci (ME), Gökçe Gizem Özmaral (MAN)
Second prize: “Bir Kore Gazisinin Gözünden Kore Savaşı: Zekeriya Ateş’in Günlükleri”
Cansu Ateş (MAN), Bilge Nisa Büyükkasap (POLS), Eda Ertan (MAN), Halenur Öztekin (MAN), Irmak Ece Ulusoy (ME)
Third prize: “Türkiye’de Radyasyon Onkolojisinin Kuruluşu, Gelişimi ve Yaygınlaşması (1926-1991)”
Erdoğan Efe Akmansu (IE), Berk Can Gürel (CS), Yiğitcan Altun (ME), Oğulcan Kutluğ Kocabaş (COMD), Fahrettin Ömer Uyar (EE)
“Türkiye’deki Yahudilerin Kurulan İsrail Devleti’ne Davet Edilmesi ve Bu Süreçte Yaşananlar”
Pınar Çağlar (LAUD), Ömer Akgül (CS), Gülşah Şeftalicioğl (CTIS), Mehmet Can Yıldırım (THM), Ali Burak Erdoğan (CS), Ezgi Hamuryen (POLS)
“Narmanlı Han’ın Tarihçesi ve İstanbul Kültür Hayatındaki Yeri”
Barış Ardıç (CS), Başak Melis Öcal (CS), Buket Seçkin (MBG), Emre Ünlü (MBG), İrem Yüksel (CS)
“Doğadan Gelen Tarih: Bir Sembol Olarak Datça Değirmenleri”
Gülin Tuzcuoğlu (IE), Fatma Elçin Kınıklı (MBG), Mert Yakar (LAUD), Taylan Balasar (ME), Gizem Öztürk (ME)
“Cumhuriyet Sonrası Luthierlik Mesleği”
Şilekan Kanbolat (IR), Berkay İncili (POLS), Ayşegül Bekçi (EE), Erdem Karakuzu (MAN), Mehmet Halit Sezgin (IR)
“Cumhuriyet Döneminde Çerkeslerin Sosyo-Kültürel Değişimi: Gubzeyçe Sülalesi”
Canset Ece Mermer (LAW), Mutmein Selim Kurumahmut (ME), Erman Yıldırım (MATH), Mustafa Özgür Demiroğlu (MATH), Samet Arınç Poyraz (LAW)
“Büyükada Rum Yetimhanesi”
Burak Balaban (ECON), Büşra Güner (POLS), Deniz Özerdoğan (IR)
“Barış İzci Grubu’nun Tarihçesi ve Faaliyetleri”
İzgi Başak Nalbant (IE), İrem Yetener (IE), Zeynep Mutlu (IR), Ece Ersü (IE), Ömer Cem Kaya (CTIS)