UNT Professor Will Attempt Marathon History Lesson For Guinness Record

Some of his approximately 1,600 PowerPoint slides will cover Texas history and pre-history.

By Leah ScarpelliAugust 22, 2018 1:49 pm

A University of North Texas Professor plans to give the world’s longest history lecture this Friday in an effort to earn a Guinness World Record. Associate Professor in the History Department, Andrew Torget, will begin his lecture Friday morning at 9 a.m. and plans to lecture until 3 p.m. the following day.

Torget’s lecture will start with pre-history: “I’m actually going all the way back to dinosaurs,” he says.

He’s prepared about 1,600 PowerPoint slides, including some that focus on Texas history; more specifically, how the state has evolved geologically.

Torget is doing the marathon lecture to raise money for the Portal To Texas History, an online archive of historical documents. The site will be live- streaming his lecture and will have a donation option.  

Written by Manu Schneider.