UNT Professor Trying to Break Record for Longest History Lesson

Kristin Weisell
July 17, 2018 - 12:44 pm
UNT Professor Trying to Break Record for Longest History Lesson

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DENTON (KRLD) - Dr. Andrew Torgut hopes to become part of history, by teaching it. He's attempting to break the Guinness world record for the longest history lesson. 

Torgut plans to spend 24 hours or more lecturing about Texas history. Even now, he's training himself to condense a semester's worth of material into a continuous lesson. Torgut plans to cover everything from the early cavemen, all the way up to what happened in the state last week. 

Anyone is welcome to go sit in on Torgut's history-making lesson. You can also volunteer as a record setter or an official witness. 

UNT's library is raising funds during the event, which will support The Portal to Texas History, an online resource that provides free access to rare, historical and primary source materials from or about Texas. Donations are accepted as well, which will go to support the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. 

Torgut's lecture starts at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 24th, at the university's Union Lyceum.