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 (Germany). His research interests include the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, as well as global intellectual history. Ivan Sablin 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, forthcoming in 2018) – and research articles in Europe-Asia Studies, Nationalities Papers, Ab Imperio, and other journals.

Other Publications


Sablin, Ivan. Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911–1924: Buddhism, Socialism, and Nationalism in State and Autonomy Building. London: Routledge, 2016.

Articles/Chapters/Working Papers

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, online: https://www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110561302/9783110561302-008/9783110561302-008.xml

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, online: http://nbsr.petrsu.ru/journal/article.php?id=762

Sablin, Ivan. National Autonomies in the Far Eastern Republic: Post-Imperial Diversity Management in Pacific Russia, 1920–1922, History and Anthropology, vol. 28, no. 4, 2017, pp. 445–460, online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02757206.2017.1351359

Sablin, Ivan. Democracy in the Russian Far East during the Revolution of 1905–1907, Russian History, vol. 44, no. 2–3, 2017, pp. 449–475, online: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/18763316-04402017

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.

Sablin, Ivan, and Kuchinsky, Alexander. Making the Korean Nation in the Russian Far East, 1863–1926, Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, vol. 45, no. 5, 2017, pp. 798–814, online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00905992.2017.1308347

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.

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, online: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2967297

Sablin, Ivan. Making Baikal Russian: Imperial Politics at the Russian-Qing Border, Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 69, no. 3, 2017, pp. 401–425, online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09668136.2017.1311299

Sablin, Ivan. Nationalist Mobilization in the Russian Far East during the Closing Phase of the Civil War, Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University: History, vol. 62, no. 1, 2017, pp. 18–25, online: http://vestnik.spbu.ru/html17/s02/s02v1/02.pdf

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, online: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2916055

Boliachevets, Lilia, and Sablin, Ivan. The Second or the Fourth World: Critique of Communism and Colonialism in Contemporary North Asian Literature, Ab Imperio, no. 2, 2016, pp. 385–425, online: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/630666

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, and Korobeynikov, Alexander. Buryat-Mongol and Alash Autonomous Movements before the Soviets, 1905–1917, AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, vol. 12, no. 3, 2016, pp. 211–223, online: http://www.content.alternative.ac.nz/index.php/alternative/article/view/475

Sablin, Ivan, and Savelyeva, Maria. Interspatial Gender Asymmetries in Early Soviet Siberia, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, vol. 22, no. 6, 2015, pp. 801–816, online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2014.917274

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.

Sablin Ivan. Rearrangement of Indigenous Spaces: Sovietization of the Chauchus and Ankalyns, 1931–1945, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 16, no. 4, 2014, pp. 531–550, online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369801X.2013.852374

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, 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, online: http://kleio.asu.ru/2013/1/hcsj-12013_10-16.pdf

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, 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, online: http://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=18902155

Sablin, Ivan. Transcultural Chukotka: Transfer and Exchange in Northeastern Asia, 1900–1945, The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, vol. 39, no. 2, 2012, pp. 219–248, online: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/10.1163/18763324-03902005

Sablin, Ivan. Written Oral History: Dimensions of Identity of Chukotka’s Indigenous People in the Works of Rytkheu, AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, vol. 8, no. 1, 2012, pp. 27–41, online: http://content.alternative.ac.nz/index.php/alternative/article/view/146

Sablin, I. V. Kitai-Indiia: Ekologicheskii srez [China and India: An environmental review], Aziia i Afrika segodnia, no. 11, 2011, pp. 14–19, online: 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, online: 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, online: http://www.terrahumana.ru/arhiv/11_03/11_03_41.pdf

Sablin, Ivan, and Maria Savelyeva. Mapping Indigenous Siberia: Spatial Changes and Ethnic Realities, 1900–2010, Settler Colonial Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, 2011, pp. 77–110, online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2201473X.2011.10648802

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.


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, online: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/data/10064

Book Reviews

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.

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.

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