Public Lecture, Exhibition on Germany’s “Iron Chancellor” Set for Thursday, November 12

November 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate in partnership with the Goethe German Cultural Center and the Otto-Von-Bismarck-Stiftung are pleased to present a program on Germany’s “Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck on Thursday, November 12.

A public lecture by Dr. Jonathan Steinberg will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences Building, Room 103.

An exhibit, “Otto von Bismarck – Man, Might, Myth,” will be on display from 3 – 5 p.m. in the lobby of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Steinberg’s lecture is part of USC Upstate’s five-year commemoration of World War I. To understand German culture and history during World War I, Steinberg’s important scholarship on Bismarck is critical. His teaching covers modern Europe since 1789 with specialization in the German and Austrian Empires, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and modern Jewish history.

Steinberg is the Emeritus Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate work at Harvard University, earned his Ph.D. from Cambridge University and served for 30 years as University Lecturer in European History, as Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and as Vice-Master.

Steinberg is the author of “Yesterday’s Deterrent: Tirpitz and the Birth of the German Battle Fleet,” “Why Switzerland?” and “All or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust.” His reviews have appeared in The London Review of Books, The Evening Standard, The Financial Times, and The Times Literary Supplement.