Welcome to H-HRE, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. H-HRE is an online community dedicated to research and teaching on the history of the Holy Roman Empire. We welcome discussion and debate on historical issues that concern both the empire's entire life span, from the coronation of Otto I in 962 to the dissolution of the empire in 1806, and the empire's entire territory, from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. We encourage all forms of historical inquiry--political, religious, gender, military, cultural, social, diplomatic, interdisciplinary studies, and more--that enhance our understanding of the Holy Roman Empire.

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CfP: GSA 2021 - Seminar: Tradition and Discontinuity: The Early Modern Period as Solitary Era (25.01.2021)

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The Early Modern Period has been recognized as a transition period for ancient and medieval traditions (Hoefele/Mueller/Oesterreicher 2013). However, many of the earlier traditions this period adopted were later denied by subsequent eras.

CfA: MA and PhD Scholarships in Medieval Studies at Central European University

The Department of Medieval Studies at the Central European University, Vienna, Austria is pleased to announce its call for applications for graduate programs

1-year MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (10 months, 12-14 students admitted / year)

2-year MA in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Studies in collaboration with the Department of History (20 months, 10-12 students / year)

ANN and CFP: New Volume of Central Europe Yearbook Now Available

The 2020 volume of the Central Europe Yearbook is now available on the journal’s website.  The volume features a forum on Empress Maria Theresa (with an article, interview, and book review) and thematic sections on alchemy in the Holy Roman Empire and sexuality in Central Europe (each containing an article and interview).  The issue also includes a digital project on Emperor Maximilian I and articles on a range of topics, from pietism in Prussia to dueling and masculinity to debates about Israeli sovereignty