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 As part of the Annual Haifa Conference on Mediterranean Sea Research,  which took place in November 2017, and was dedicated to The History of the Mediterranean the center set up a small-scale temporary exhibition in the Library of the University of Haifa. The exhibition, titled VIA MARIS accompanied the conference and will remain in the Library a few months after the event. The exhibition presents unique objects, hitherto un-exhibited in the Library (and some never shown anywhere else) – e.g. early maps and coins from the

The Haifa Conference was established four years ago by the University of Haifa and the Municipality of Haifa, and its main aim is to highlight current issues related to Mediterranean research, bring these issues to the attention of the wider community of researchers in Israel and abroad, and provoke respective leading-edge discussion. During the last decade, the University of  Haifa has taken the leading role in Mediterranean research in Israel, not least as a result of the foundation of the Charney School for Marine Sciences (CSMS), which serves as the superior coordinating authority of the Haifa Conference.