History professor first at Tech to receive Board of Regents’ Atlas Grant
Louisiana Tech assistant professor of history Dr. Laurie S. Stoff has been awarded a Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Award to Louisiana Scholars and Artists, or ATLAS, grant for academic year 2012-2013. Stoff is the first member of the Tech faculty to be awarded an ATLAS grant, which will enable her to focus on her current research project, which focuses on the experiences of wartime nurses in Russia during the First World War. She will use the grant to complete a book, “More than Binding Men’s Wounds: Women’s Medical Service in Russia during the Great War. Last summer, Stoff carried out significant research for this project in Russia, funded by a grant from the American Councils for International Education. A specialist in Russian history and women’s history, she is the author of “They Fought for the Motherland: Russian Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution,” published by University Press of Kansas, and the article “The ‘Myth of the War Experience’ and Russian Wartime Nursing during World War I,” which appears in the current issue of “Aspasia, the International Yearbook of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History.” She also serves as the editor of a forthcoming volume, “Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1921: The Frontline Experience,” under contract with Slavica Press at Indiana University. The ATLAS program provides support to faculty members in arts, humanities and social sciences disciplines to complete major scholarly and artistic productions deemed to have potential for significant impact on a regional, national or international level. The grant provides support for faculty members to complete significant projects, including major artistic or scholarly works. Projects are assessed based on their necessity, importance, originality and likelihood to influence a broad academic or artistic community.