The Antiquity Studies Forum, which is part of the School of History at the University of Haifa, constitutes a scholarly framework for faculty and graduate students whose research interests are related to the long period between biblical times to the early Islamic period. The forum seeks to promote antiquity studies, in their broadest chronological sense, in the faculty of Humanities. Concurrently, special emphasis is placed on scholarly encounters among researchers of diverse disciplinary backgrounds and the development of an academic dialogue that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Thus, members of the forum represent a broad spectrum of departments, fields of interests, and methodological approaches. These include biblical studies, classical Greek history, literature, and art, rabbinic studies, Hebrew and comparative literature, archeology, Byzantine history, history of art, and history of the early Islamic period. The forum holds five annual guest lectures and a two-day workshop on a pre-selected theme. The forum invites the academic community, both established scholars and students, to take part in its activities and enrich them.