Arthur M. Schlesinger, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History, will temporarily relinquish his History 5 course next year when he assumes a special teaching post at the University of Leyden in the Netherlands.
During his one year stay in Europe Professor Schlesinger will introduce a course in United States History. He said last night that his lectures will probably be the first to bring the study of American institutions to the Netherlands.
"Their ignorance of the United States," he said, "is probably as deep rooted as our ignorance of Dutch history." Although he has outlined no special program, Professor Schlesinger anticipates that he will have to stress fundamentals in his course at Leyden.
In 1933 he gave a similar series of lectures at the Universities of London and Edinborough.