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.

Recent Content

Webinar: Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis (5th-16th Centuries)

Webinar: Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis (5th-16th Centuries)

We are happy to announce the official programme of our webinar series on ‘Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis (5th-16th Centuries)’ sponsored by ESRC and The University of Manchester.

The event will be held online via Zoom and everyone is welcome.

CFA: GHI Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Deadline 1 April 2021)

The GHI awards short-term research fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources principally located in North America. We are particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields: 

Virtual conference: 'Between Self and State: Exile in the Early Modern World', University of Cambridge, 24-25 March 2021

Virtual conference: 'Between Self and State: Exile in the Early
Modern World', University of Cambridge, 24-25 March 2021.

This two-day interdisciplinary conferences bring together researchers
on early modern exile.

The early modern period (c. 1500-1800) was an age marked by the