Lecturer, University of Heidelberg (Germany), 2012–2013
Research Assistant, University of Heidelberg (Germany), 2010–2011
Intern, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, 2008
5. Recent Grants
Russian Humanities Foundation, Higher School of Economics, Research Project “Russian-Swedish Border in Ingria in the Seventeenth Century: Historical and Geographical Study” (directed by Adrian Selin), digital humanities advisor, 2015–2017
Higher School of Economics, Research Project “Indigenous Siberian Literatures between the Second and the Fourth World,” principal investigator, 2016
Higher School of Economics, International Research Project “Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism” (directed by Ronald G. Suny), project team member, 2014–2016
Isaac Newton Trust, University of Cambridge, Research Project “Where Rising Powers Meet: China and Russia at Their North Asian Border” (directed by Caroline Humphrey), project team member, 2015
Higher School of Economics, Research and Study Group “Applied GIS in Humanities,” principal investigator, 2015
Sablin, Ivan. Governing post-imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911–1924: Buddhism, socialism, and nationalism in state and autonomy building. London: Routledge, 2016.
Sablin, Ivan. Democracy in the Russian Far East during the Revolution of 1905–1907, Russian History, 2017 (forthcoming).
Sablin, Ivan. Making Baikal Russian: Imperial politics at the Russian-Qing border, Europe-Asia Studies, 2017 (forthcoming).
Sablin, Ivan, and Kuchinsky, Alexander. Making the Korean nation in the Russian Far East, 1863–1926, Nationalities Papers, 2017, online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00905992.2017.1308347
Sablin, Ivan. Nationalist mobilization in the Russian Far East during the closing phase of the Civil War, Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University: History, 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, 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, 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
Sablin, Ivan, and Savelyeva, Maria. Trans-Siberian Railway in 4D: History of construction, Heidelberg: The HGIS Club, online: http://rigeo.net/Trans-Siberian%20Railway%20%2817.03.2012%29.kmz
7. Selected Presentations
Discussing Democracy: Ideas, Institutions, and Practices in North and East Asia, 1905–1917, Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Research Seminar, University of Helsinki, December 8, 2016.
Dismantling Russian Democracy: Dictatorship of the Proletariat and Restoration in the Far East, 1921–1922, The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) 48th Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November 17–20, 2016.
North Asia between the Second and the Fourth World: Indigenous Writers on the Soviet State and North America (with Lilia Boliachevets), Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), University of Virginia, November 16, 2016.
Buddhist Internationalism and the Soviets in Post-Colonial Asia, The 17th Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) Annual Conference, Princeton University, November 3–6, 2016.
Diversity Management and the Russian Empire: Autonomy and Decentralization in the Global Imperial Crisis, 1905–1924 (with Alexander Semyonov), Conference “Law, Empire, and Global Intellectual History,” University of Heidelberg, Germany, June 19–21, 2016.
Soviet and Buddhist: Religious Diplomacy, Dissidence, and the Atheist State, 1945–1991, Bordering Religions in (Post-)Cold War Worlds, Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 16–18, 2016.
The Second or the Fourth World: Critique of Communism and Colonialism in Contemporary North Asian Literatures (with Lilia Boliachevets), Princeton Conjunction Annual Interdisciplinary Conference “Imperial Reverb: Exploring the Postcolonies of Communism,” Princeton University, May 13–15, 2016.
Illusive Tolerance: Buddhism in the Late Soviet State, Conference “Human Rights after 1945 in the Socialist and Post-Socialist World,” German Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland, March 3–5, 2016.
Pacific Russia after Empire: The Far Eastern Republic and Transnational Governance, The 130th American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, January 7–10, 2016.
Mapping Ambiguity: Interpretation as a Parameter in GIS, Workshop “Scientific Computing and Computational Humanities,” University of Heidelberg, Germany, November 23, 2015.
Politics in the Composite Space of Empire: Nationality, Locality and Supranational Identities in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union (roundtable with Ronald Suny, Jeremy Smith, and Alexander Semyonov), The IX International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) World Congress, Japan, August 3–8, 2015.
Post-Imperial Autonomism and Federalism in Siberia and Mongolia, British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies Annual Conference (BASEES), University of Cambridge, UK, March 28–30, 2015.
Multidimensional Borderland: (Post-)Imperial Spaces of the Baikal Region, 1911–1924, International Conference “Emergent Trends on the China – Russia Border,” University of Cambridge, UK, March 16–17, 2015.
Buryat-Mongol Regions in Soviet Russia and the Far Eastern Republic, 1920–1922, Workshop “The Hulunbuir and Transbaikalia Playground: Microphysics of Power on the Sino-Russian Border,” Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, January 29–30, 2015.
Transcultural Printing in Imperial and Soviet Siberia, International Workshop “The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present),” University of Oxford, UK, December 4–5, 2014.
After Empire: National and Transnational Projects in Siberia and Mongolia, EAST Seminar, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 30, 2014.
Siberian Intellectuals and Mongol Nationalism in Post-Imperial Asia, 1911–1924, Fourth European Congress on World and Global History, École normale supérieure, Paris, France, September 4–7, 2014.
Siberian Indigenous Socialist Revolutionaries and Nationalists in State and Autonomy Building, 1911–1924, International Conference “Changing Patterns of Power in Historical and Modern Central and Inner Asia,” Ulaanbaatar University, Mongolia, August 7–9, 2014.
Siberian and Mongolian Socialists, Buddhists and Nationalists in Post-Imperial Boundary Construction, 1905–1937, The Inaugural Conference for the Imperial and Global History Network “Networks in Imperial and Global History,” University of Exeter, UK, June 19–20, 2014.
The Battleground of Nationalisms: Disentangling Eurasian Empires at the Siberian Front, International Scholarly Conference “Russia in the First World War,” Higher School of Economics, Moscow, June 3–5, 2014.
Graphic Representations of Space during the Russo-Japanese Rivalries, 1904–1922, The 4th International Conference “Visualizing Asia in the Modern World,” Yale University, May 10–11, 2013.
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], Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conference “Konstruiruia «sovetskoe»? Politicheskoe soznanie, povsednevnye praktiki, novye identichnosti,” European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia, April 19–20, 2013.
Geoinformatsionnyi analiz konstruirovaniia granits v Baikal’skom regione, 1917–1923 [GIS Analysis of Boundary Construction in the Baikal Region, 1917–1923], The 20th International Student, Postgraduate and Young Scientist Conference “Lomonosov”, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, April 8–12, 2013 (Best Paper in Historical Informatics Award).
Buryat, Buddhist and Socialist: Conflicting Identities and Disentanglement Projects in the Baikal Region, 1917–1923, International Conference “Identity and the Nation in 20th Century Asia,” Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, July 20–21, 2012.
Re-entangling Social Spaces of the Baikal Region: Multidimensional Identities in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century, Workshop “Space and Social Relations in Historical Perspective,” University of Edinburgh, UK, June 7, 2012.
8. Other Professional Activities
Manuscript reviews for Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 2015–present
The Historical GIS Club, University of Heidelberg, 2009– present, founding member
The Third Annual Workshop of the PhD Program “Searching for Identity: Global Challenges, Local Traditions,” University of Warsaw, Poland, June 22–24, 2016, instructor
The HSE–DAAD Summer School “The Topography of Imperial Power: The Political Space of Saint Petersburg,” September 8–29, 2015, instructor
The HSE Summer School “Comparative Studies of Power and Diversity in Historic Empires,” Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 5–11, 2015, instructor
Semester at Sea, University of Virginia, MV Explorer en route from Oslo to Saint Petersburg, July 19–24, 2014, lecturer
The Educational Videoconference on History, Educational Center “Intellekt”, Lisy Nos, Saint Petersburg, July 15, 2014, instructor
The University of Pittsburgh and HSE International Summer School “Russia between Past and Present: Russian Politics, History and Culture in Comparative Perspective,” Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 2–12, 2013, instructor
Joint Committee on Transcultural Studies (GKTS), University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2012–2013, student representative
9. Association Memberships
Since 2016: Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
In 2016: Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
In 2015: British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)
In 2013–2014: European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH)
10. Additional Information
Language skills: Russian (native), English (very good), German (very good), Spanish (intermediate), Chinese (beginner)
Computer skills: ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, Global Mapper, Google Earth, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, HTML, MS Office