About

Ivan Sablin leads the Research Group “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905–2005,” sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC), at the University of Heidelberg. His research interests include the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, with special attention to Siberia and the Russian Far East, and global intellectual history. He is the author of two monographs – Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911–1924 (London: Routledge, 2016) and The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Far Eastern Republic, 1905–1922 (London: Routledge, 2018) – and research articles in Slavic Review, Europe-Asia StudiesNationalities Papers, and other journals.

Education


  • PhD History, University of Heidelberg (Germany), 2014

  • MA Global History, University of Heidelberg (Germany), 2011

  • MA International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University (Russia), 2011

  • BA International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University (Russia), 2009

Other Publications

Books

  • Sablin, Ivan. The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Far Eastern Republic, 1905–1922: Nationalisms, Imperialisms, and Regionalisms in and after the Russian Empire. London: Routledge, 2018, http://doi.org/10.4324/9780429455278


Special MentionAb Imperio Award 2018
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  • Sablin, Ivan. Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911–1924: Buddhism, Socialism, and Nationalism in State and Autonomy Building. London: Routledge, 2016, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315667713


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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Book Chapters

  • Sablin, Ivan. Tibetan Medicine and Buddhism in the Soviet Union: Research, Repression, and Revival, 1922–1991, in: Healers and Empires in Global History: Healing as Hybrid and Contested Knowledge, ed. by Markku Hokkanen and Kalle Kananoja. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 81–114, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15491-2_4

  • Sablin, Ivan; Wolkow, Alexander, und Dobatkina, Darja. Vom Orientalismus zur Transkulturalität: Asien in der klassischen Musik zur Sowjetzeit, in: Hochkultur für das Volk? Literatur, Kunst und Musik in der Sowjetunion aus kulturgeschichtlicher Perspektive, ed. by Igor Narskij. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2018, pp. 159–174, https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110561302-008

  • Sablin, I. V. «Vil’sonovskii moment» na Vostochnom fronte: voina, natsionalizm i buddizm v Sibiri i Mongolii [The Wilsonian Moment at the Eastern Front: War, nationalism, and Buddhism in Siberia and Mongolia], in: Pervaia mirovaia voina v «vostochnom izmerenii» [The First World War in its Eastern Dimension], ed. by T. A. Filippova. Moscow: Institut vostokovedeniia RAN, 2014, pp. 135–155.


Other Articles

  • Sablin, Ivan. Sibirien und die Mongolei zwischen Russischem Reich und Komintern: Regionalismus, Nationalismus und Imperialismus in den Werken von Elbek-Dorži Rinčino, Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung (special issue Kommunismus jenseits des Eurozentrismus, ed. by Matthias Middell) 2019, pp. 53–66, https://www.bundesstiftung-aufarbeitung.de/ivan-sablin-7161.html

  • Kukushkin, K. V.; Selin, A. S., and Sablin, I. S. Opyt ispol’zovaniia instrumentariia geoinformatsionnogo podkhoda na primere russko-shvedskoi granitsy, ustanovlennoi po rezul’tatam Stolbovskogo mira 1617 g. [Application of geoinformatical approach to the case of the Russian–Swedish border established after the 1617 Peace Treaty of Stolbovo], Al’manakh severoevropeiskikh i baltiiskikh issledovanii, no. 2, 2017, pp. 228–235, https://doi.org/10.15393/j103.art.2017.762

  • Sablin, I. V.; Boliachevets, L. S.; and Budatsyrenova, S. B. Buriat-Mongoliia onlain i oflain: sovremennaia literatura i istoricheskaia pamiat’ [Buryat-Mongolia online and offline: Contemporary literature and historical memory], Neprikosnovennyi zapas: Debaty o politike i kul’ture, no. 2(112), 2017, pp. 83–97, http://magazines.russ.ru/nz/2017/2/buryat-mongoliya-onlajn-i-oflajn-sovremennaya-literatura-i-isto.html

  • Selin, Adrian; Kukushkin, Kuzma; Sablin, Ivan, and Kocheryagina, Elena. Regimes of the Russian–Swedish Border in the Novgorod Lands, Higher School of Economics Research Paper WP BRP 149/HUM/2017, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2967297

  • Sablin, I. V., and Korobeinikov, A. S. Dosovetskii avtonomizm v Sibiri i Tsentral’noi Azii: Buriat-Mongoliia i Alash v kontekste imperskogo krizisa [Pre-Soviet autonomism in Siberia and Central Asia: Buryat-Mongolia and Alash in the context of imperial crisis], Vostok: Afro-Aziatskie obshchestva: istoriia i sovremennost’, no. 2, 2017, pp. 49–61, https://ivran.ru/articles?artid=7679

  • Sablin, Ivan. Towards the First Far Eastern Republic: Regionalism, Socialism, and Nationalism in Pacific Russia, 1905–1918, Higher School of Economics Research Paper WP BRP 142/HUM/2017, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2916055

  • Sablin, Ivan. L’autonomia Buriato-Mongola e la decolonizzazione in Asia, 1917–1923, Sulla via del Catai: Rivista semestrale sulle relazioni culturali tra Europa e Cina, vol. 9, no. 14 (special issue Ad Tartaros: I mongoli tra Oriente ed Occidente, ed. by Davor Antonucci), 2016, pp. 145–153.

  • Sablin, Ivan. Buryat, Mongol and Buddhist: Multiple Identities and Disentanglement Projects in the Baikal Region, 1917–1919, Comparativ: Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung , vol. 23, no. 3 (special issue National and Regional Belonging in Twentieth-Century East Asia, ed. by Stefan Hübner and Torsten Weber), 2013, pp. 17–36.

  • Sablin, I. V. Transkul’turnye prostranstva i konstruirovanie granits v Baikal’skom regione: geoinformatsionnyi analiz perioda 1917–1923 gg. [Transcultural spaces and boundary construction in the Baikal region: geoinformation analysis, 1917–1923], Tartaria Magna, no. 1, 2013, pp. 12–69.

  • Sablin, I. V. Istoricheskaia geoinformatika: ot vizualizatsii k postreprezentativnomu analizu [Historical GIS from visualization to post-representational analysis], Istoricheskaia informatika: Informatsionnye tekhnologii i matematicheskiye metody v istoricheskikh issledovaniiakh i obrazovanii, no. 1, 2013, pp. 10–16, http://kleio.asu.ru/2013/1/hcsj-12013_10-16.pdf

  • Sablin, Ivan. Transcultural Interactions and Elites in Late Pre-Soviet and Early Soviet Chukotka, 1900–1931, Social Evolution & History, vol. 12, no. 1, 2013, pp. 115–148, http://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=18902155

  • Sablin, I. V. Gosudarstvennaia i lokal’naia identifikatsiia korennykh narodov Chukotki v kontekste sovetizatsii, 1919–1945 gg. [National and local identity of Chukotka’s indigenous peoples in the context of Sovietization], in: Konstruiruia «sovetskoe»? Politicheskoe soznanie, povsednevnye praktiki, novye identichnosti: materialy nauchnoi konferentsii studentov i aspirantov (19–20 aprelia 2013 goda, Sankt-Peterburg) [Constructing the “Soviet”? Political consciousness, everyday practices, new identities: Materials of the undergraduate and graduate student conference (April 19–20, 2012, Saint Petersburg)]. Saint Petersburg: Izdatel’stvo Evropeiskogo universiteta v Sankt-Peterburge, 2013, pp. 110–116.

  • Sablin, I. V. Kitai-Indiia: Ekologicheskii srez [China and India: An environmental review], Aziia i Afrika segodnia, no. 11, 2011, pp. 14–19, http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/doc/26427565

  • Sablin, I. V. Mezhdunarodnye aspekty ekologicheskoi politiki Indii i Kitaia [International aspects of India’s and China’s environmental policies], Vek globalizatsii, no. 2 (8), 2011, pp. 126–139 (reprinted as Globalizatsiia i okruzhaiushchaia sreda: ekologicheskaia politika Indii i Kitaia [Globalization and environment: environmental policy of India and China], Vek globalizatsii, no. 2, 2014, pp. 105–118), http://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=16950550

  • Sablin, I. V. Otrazhenie ekologicheskoi politiki Indii i Kitaya v nauchnom i obshchestvenno-politicheskom diskurse [Reflexions of Indian and Chinese environmental policies in scientific and socio-political discourse], Terra Humana: Obshchestvo, Sreda, Razvitie, no. 3, 2011, pp. 204–208, http://www.terrahumana.ru/arhiv/11_03/11_03_41.pdf

  • Sablin, Ivan. Verstädterung im amerikanischen Westen, 1849–1890, Magazin für Amerikanistik, Nr. 4, 2010, S. 48–52; Nr. 3, 2010, S. 52–58; Nr. 2, 2010, S. 45–51.


Databases

  • Sablin, Ivan; Kuchinskiy, Aleksandr; Korobeinikov, Aleksandr; Mikhaylov, Sergey; Kudinov, Oleg; Kitaeva, Yana; Aleksandrov, Pavel, and Zimina, Maria. Transcultural Empire: Geographic Information System of the 1897 and 1926 General Censuses in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. Heidelberg: HeiDATA: Heidelberg Research Data Repository, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/data/10064


Book Reviews

  • Sablin, Ivan. Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism by Anya Bernstein (Review), Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 24, no. 3, 2018, pp. 621–622, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12872

  • Sablin, Ivan. Russia and Its Northeast Asian Neighbors: China, Japan, and Korea, 1858–1945 ed. by Kimitaka Matsuzato (Review), Ab Imperio, no. 1, 2018, pp. 345–350, https://doi.org/10.1353/imp.2018.0016

  • Sablin, Ivan. A History for the Centenary of the Russian Revolution (Review of Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S. A. Smith), Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University: History, vol. 62, no. 3, 2017, pp. 638–644, https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu02.2017.314

  • Sablin, Ivan. The “Russian” Civil Wars, 1916–1926: Ten Years That Shook the World by Jonathan D. Smele (Review), Ab Imperio, no. 1, 2017, pp. 402–406, https://doi.org/10.1353/imp.2017.0021


Projects

Entangled Parliamentarisms:
Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905–2005
The project “ENTPAR: Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905–2005,” sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC), addresses the entangled histories of deliberative decision making, political representation and constitutionalism on the territories of the former Russian and Qing Empires and focuses on the cases of Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia between 1905 and 2005. Employing the perspectives of the New Imperial History and Transcultural Studies, the project overcomes narrow state-centered approaches and takes advantage of multidisciplinary methodology crossing history and political science. The project traces parliamentary developments, the interactions among imperial and post-imperial intellectuals and their engagement in global discussions, shared imperial legacies, mutual borrowings and references, imperial and post-imperial political practices and translatability of concepts. It seeks to refute the stereotypes about inclinations towards democracy in particular national contexts by tracing relevant transnational practices and interactions and providing a nuanced political and intellectual history of parliamentarism. The team of five researchers (the PI, three PhD students and a post-doctoral researcher), discuss and develop five individual and three cooperative studies. The PI is writing an intellectual history of parliaments and quasi-parliamentary institutions in Russia and the Soviet Union. The three PhD students with relevant language skills focus on parliamentary developments in the Ukrainian, Chinese (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Mongolian contexts. The postdoctoral researcher explores the translatability of concepts between Russian, Chinese, Mongolian, Ukrainian and English. The three cooperative projects focus on traditional institutions of deliberative decision making in the aforementioned contexts; the Communist International and institutional exchange; and the role of parliaments in major political and social transformations.

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