The annual History of Turkey award ceremony took place on Wednesday, October 18 in C-Block Auditorium. The awards were presented to students whose projects were judged the best of the 2016–2017 academic year.
History of Turkey (HIST200) is a compulsory course for all Bilkent University undergraduate students. The course is designed to encourage students to work in groups researching any topic of their choice relating to the history of Turkey. Since 2011 students from all departments have presented final projects based on their research topics, each of which sheds light on a specific area of Turkish history. These projects are then examined by a committee from Bilkent University, with those judged most successful being chosen to receive awards at the beginning of the following academic year.
This year’s ceremony, during which the 2017 award recipients presented their projects, was attended by members of the university administration and faculty, undergraduate students and their families, and other guests.
2016-2017 HIST 200 Awards
First Prize: “Kayaköy: Mübadelenin Gölgesinde Dostluk ve Barış Köyü”
Cansu Yetimoğlu (POLS), Duygu Ergürtuna (IR), Mısra Akdeniz Nartur (POLS)
Second Prize: “Türk Askeri Havacılık Tarihinde Yiğit Bir Tayyareci Muhsin Alpagot”
Hilal Eda Arpacı (LAW), Batu Coşkun (POLS), Saniye Ezgi Ercan (LAW), Deniz Atalar (ECON), İlke Yılmaz (LAW)
Third Prize: “Bir Cumhuriyet Diplomatının Hikayesi: Bilinmeyen Yönleri ile Zeki Kuneralp”
Hüseyin Ziya İmamoğlu (EE), İrem Ural (CS), Çağla Ergül (IE), Beyza Aslanbaş (PHYS)
“Kurşunlu Belediye Başkanı Mustafa Gencer’in Hayatı ve Belediyecilik Yılları (1955-60)”
Naz Deniz Atik (TRIN), Mehmethan Erduran (POLS), Doğuş Güleryüz (CTIS), Turgut Haspolatlı (POLS), Beste Türkoğlu (POLS)
“Ev Hanımlığından Harvard’a: Üsküdar Amerikan Kız Lisesi’nin Tarihi”
Ece Ayaz (CS), Ekin Dağlı (ECON), Gökhan Tosun (EE), Gülce Elif Atabey (IR), Selen Haysal (CS)
“Ord. Prof. Dr. Curt Kosswig Biyografisi”
Atakan Dizarlar (ECON), Ahmet Vefa Karabulut (MAN), Recep Dinç (POLS), Serhat Bezmez (CS), Yusufikbal Beytur (ECON)
“Bayazıt Ailesi’nin Türkiye’deki Yeri ve Türkiye’ye Kazandırdığı İsimler”
Menar Ekizce (MBG), Yiğit Karaca (COMD), Ebru Kocakaya (MBG), Dilay Özcan (IAED), Mine Ezgi Şahin (MAN)
“Cumhuriyet Yıllarının Parlayan Yıldızı, İlklerin Adamı, Türk Bisikletçi: Cavit Cav”
Sezin Ünlü (MBG), Gökberk Bilgin (ECON), Yusuf Arslan (ME), Şule Nur Mertcan (LAW), Anıl Sena Bayındır (LAW)
“Amerikalı Bir Diplomatın Gözünden Cumhuriyetin İlk Yılları: Joseph Grew’ın Türkiye Macerası”
Şamil İraz (CS), Ateş Bilgin (CS), Gökhan Hacıoğlu (POLS), Deniz Çobanoğlu (POLS), Yağız Sucu (MAN)
“Birinci Dünya Savaşının Görünmeyen Bir Sahnesi: Seydi Beşir Esir Kampı”
Busenur Başaran (PSYC), Haluk Emir Özkurt (IR), Hidayet Cem Öztürk (EE), Özge Güngör (ECON), Selin Güngör (ECON)