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.