The annual History of Turkey award ceremony took place on Monday, November 18 in C-Block Auditorium. The awards were presented to students whose projects were judged the best of the 2018–2019 academic year.
History of Turkey (HIST200) is a required 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 2018–2019 award recipients presented their projects, was attended by members of the university administration and faculty, undergraduate students and their families, and other guests.
2018-2019 HIST200 Awards
First Prize: “Rumkuş’tan Erenkuş’a: Atatürk’ün Manevi Çocuklarından Erenkuş Ersan’ın Hayatı”
Ezgi Çırpanlı (ARCH), Gaye Gül Ersan (MAN), Buket Gürbüz (ARCH), Aslı Taş (CHEM), Gökçe Tekin (ARCH)
“İlkleri Kucaklayan Bir Yaşam: İlk Türk Kadın Dekan ve Astronom Nüzhet Gökdoğan’ın Hayatı”
Yiğit Bacanlı (MAN), Batuhan Gelgi (CS), Aleyna Gürbüz (PSYC), Muzaffer Yasin Köktürk (CS), İsmail Şahal (CS)
“Cumhuriyet’in Öncü Kadını: İlk Türk Kadın Doktorumuz Safiye Ali”
Elifsu Baş (ECON), İdil Erol (COMD), Seray Yalaz (IR), Yiğit Yaman (ME), Taylan Bartu Yoran (CS)
Third Prize: “Türkiye’de Sürmene Bıçakçılığının Gelişimi ve Değişimi”
Saadet Belin Atabey (PSYC), İpek Hadim (PHIL), Zeliha Oğuz (PSYC), Ece İpek Saruhan (PHYS), Burcu Yıldız (ECON)
“1989 Bulgaristan Göçü ve Yerliliğin İnşası: Osman Dönmez’in Göç Tecrübesi”
Demir Akyüz (ECON), Onur Dönmez (MAN), Reha Berk İstekli (ECON), H. Furkan Karaman (TRIN), Göksel Temizer (EE)
Melisa Ballı (IR), Zeynep Çakır (ARCH), Deniz Gürbüz (IR), Fulya Tolunay (IAED), Zeynep Tunç (IR)
“1950’lerden 2000’lere Faroz Mahallesi”
Oğuzhan Akkoyun (PSYC), Ece Demran (COMD), Ayşe Segenay Kerimoğlu (LAW), İdil Deniz Öz (LAW), Nesli Türker (LAW)
“Kore Siperlerinden Meclis Sandalyelerine: Bir Subayın Yaşam Öyküsü”
Berke Oğuz (CS), Ömer Faruk Oflaz (CS), Abdullah Emir Öztürk (EE), Halil İbrahim Şirin (ME), Mümin Türkyılmaz (ME)
“Çağdaş Türk Eğitim Sisteminin Öncülerinden Bir Deha: İlk Doktoralı Türk Matematikçi Kerim Erim”
Oğulcan Arslantekin (ECON), Işık Zeynep Cebe (ECON), Muhammed Naci Dalkıran (CS), Ayşegül Gökçe (CS), Ömer Faruk Kayar (CS)
“Uzaklarda Bir Türk Okulu: Kore’deki Ankara Okulu”
Fatma İdil Aldı (ME), Nesrin Aydoğan (ARCH), Berk Ebcim (IR), Berk Ender (IE), Ece Totan (PSYC)