Research Centers and Research Partners

Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies

The Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies (RIMS) was established in 1975 to provide the logistical support required for maritime research. The institute is based at the Research Authority of the University of Haifa. It supports terrestrial, coastal, and underwater research projects conducted primarily by the senior researchers of the Department of Maritime Civilizations, as well as by the research students of the department, and multiple associate researchers affiliated directly to it. The institute is unique in Israel and among the world leaders in underwater archaeology. Since its foundation, it has pioneered leading edge research, and established a universal reputation for the quality and innovation of its work.

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The Zinman Institute of Archaeology

The Zinman Institute of Archaeology was established in 1988 through the generosity of Betty Zinman and her late Husband-Philip Zinman of Florida, loyal friends of the University of Haifa. Because of the location of the Institute in a university on top of Mount Carmel, adjoining the northern coastal plain, the valleys, and close to the Galilee and the Golan, it was only natural that its principal aim would be to investigate all periods of antiquity of northern Israel – all the various periods of this past.

In the short space from its establishment, the Zinman institute has left its stamp on archaeological activity in the north of Israel. Its researchers have been involved in a significant number of excavations, surveys, and theoretical studies.

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The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH)

The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH), founded in 2016, aims to promote the historical study of the Mediterranean in the University of Haifa. The Center’s activities are varied, and they all focus on research, from the Ph.D. level and beyond.

The HCMH works to enhance and re-focus scholarship in Haifa, securely setting it within the vibrant local and international networks of Mediterranean historical research. HCMH promotes Mediterranean research within broad geographical, chronological and theoretical frameworks. It recruits excellent new faculty members, and junior researchers, thereby strengthening the field of Mediterranean studies in Haifa and in Israel more broadly.

Special emphasis is placed on the eastern basin of the Mediterranean, as well as on cross-disciplinary collaboration in wider Mediterranean themes, such as marine sciences and ecology, in which the University of Haifa has already acquired a leading position.

Opportunities and activities include tenure track positions, PhD and postdoctoral scholarships, international research groups, visiting positions, international conferences, seminars and workshops.

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