Department of General History (Bar-Ilan University)

Department of General History
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan 5290002

Dr. Uri Bar-Noi[at]


The History Department at the Bar-Ilan University offers history courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Syllabi contains a large spectrum of courses on antiquity, the Middle Ages and modern history. As to modern history, students can choose between courses on American history, German or Russian studies.

Research is versatile. Members of the staff undertake research on social, theological and political aspects of history.

Cold War Interests: 

As a historian at the Bar-Ilan University, Dr. Uri Bar-Noi does research on the Cold War and is engaged in the study of the diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Great Britain since 1917. He has undertaken research on the Soviet involvement in the Middle East. The latest publications by Dr. Bar-Noi are "The Cold War and Britain's Dispute with the USSR over Territorial Waters and Fisheries Limits, 1953-1956", Journal of Maritime Research, Vol. 17 (2) 2015, p. 195-210, and "Brit Hamotsot veiozmat hashalom shel Cherchil bashanim 1951-1955" (trans. from Hebrew: The Soviet Union and Churchill's Initiative for Peace, 1951-1955), Istoria (History), No. 38, June 2017: 107-135. The Israeli Society of History, Zalman Shazar Institute, Jerusalem.

Also, he participates on workshops and conferences related to the Cold War. Thus, he took part, for example, in the 25th Annual Conference of The British International History Group at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UK) in September 2013 with a paper on "Timber and Coarse Grains for Jet Engines, Aircraft and Machine Tools: Anglo-Soviet Trade Negotiations, 1946-1947". On June 25th, 2016 he held a presentation at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Meeting at the University of San Diego (USA) about "The Soviet Union and the State of Israel, 1948-1967: A Chronicle of Disillusionment, Alienation, and War Mongering". For the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day war, he participated in a Blog Roundable with the Cold War International Project (CWIHP) on Propaganda and Protest during the Six-Day War: Israel’s 1967 war of words with the Soviet Union.