Speakers’ Series lecture to discuss The Battle of Marne

By UW-Sheboygan

The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan and its faculty, instructors and staff invite the Sheboygan community to its first Speakers’ Series lecture of the Fall 2014 semester on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in the UW-Sheboygan Wombat Room (2114).


UW-Sheboygan Assistant Professor of History Dr. Mark Karau will discuss the Battle of the Marne, which happened in early September 1914 and specifically explore the military planning that started World War I and the battles that led up to the climactic events at the Marne, a battle that has been termed the most significant battle of the 20th Century.


“This battle set the course for the rest of the war and, ultimately, for Germany's defeat,” Karau said.


Content for this lecture comes from the current book, Germany's Defeat in the First World War: The Lost Battles and Reckless Gambles That Brought Down the Second Reich, which goes to press this fall and will be available in 2015.


Karau holds a BA and an MA from Marquette University and my Ph.D. from Florida State University. Karau joined the UW Colleges in 2001 and came to UW-Sheboygan in 2008.

Additional topic areas for the Fall 2014 Speakers Series will include anti-semitism in Europe and the United States, the dramatization of the Bible and the evolution of Yellowstone’s Old Faithful. All presentations are discussed in an open forum format.

All presentations will be held in the Wombat Room (Room 2114) at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the community, faculty, staff and students.

For more information on the new Speakers’ Series or UW-Sheboygan, contact Carrie Hoppe, UW-Sheboygan Director of University Relations, at (920) 459-6612 or  e-mail carrie.hoppe@uwc.edu.



Carrie Hoppe, UW-Sheboygan Marketing and Communications Director