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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Ann: Studienforum Berlin 2016 Summer Seminar

Over the next two years, 2016 and 2017, German institutions will dedicate focused attention on the 500th commemoration of Martin Luther’s legacy and the centuries-long cultural impacts of the Protestant Reformation.  The major centers of historical significance – such as Wittenberg, Erfurt, Torgau, the Wartburg Castle – have already completed site renovations and special exhibits fully one year in advance of the overwhelming number of visitors anticipated, beginning in summer 2016.