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Sergey Glebov

Five College Assistant Professor of History

Departmental affiliations:History; Russian

Office Hours - Fall 2013

Submitted by Elizabeth H. Damon on Tuesday, 9/3/2013, at 12:50 PM

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00, and 1:00 - 2:30

Sergey Glebov

Submitted by Sergey Glebov on Friday, 8/23/2013, at 2:02 PM

Sergey Glebov is a historian of the Russian Empire/USSR, and received his Masters degree in Nationalism Studies from the Central European University in Budapest and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He holds a joint appointment in the History Departments of Amherst and Smith Colleges.

His research focuses on intellectual, political, and cultural history of the Russian empire and Soviet Union and on ideologies of imperial expansion, Russian nationalism and Russia 's nationalities. Sergey’s research into the history of the Eurasianist movement led him to explore connections between re-imaginings of Russian imperial space and the emerging structuralism in interwar Europe. He is also interested in the history of the Russian Empire in Siberia, the Far East, and North America, in particular in the interactions of native peoples and imperial structures, and in the history of missionary activities and scholarly exploration.  He is a founding editor of Ab Imperio. Studies in New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 

His publications include:

Books and edited collections:

Novaia Imperskaia Istoria postsovetskogo prostranstva (New Imperial History for the post-Soviet Space), co-edited with I. Gerasimov, A. Kaplunovsky, M. Mogilner, and A. Semyonov (CSEN, Kazan, 2004)

Evraziistvo mezhdu imperiei i modernom: Istoria v dokumentakh (Eurasianism Between Empire and Modernity: A History in Documents), (Editor and author of comments and introduction). Novoe izdatel’stvo: Moscow, 2009.

Region v istorii imperii: istoricheskie esse of Sibiri (Region in Empire’s History: Historical Essays on Siberia), editor and author of introduction (Moscow: Novoe Izdatel’stvo, 2013)

Articles and Chapters:

“Siberian Ruptures: Dilemmas of Ethnography in Imperial Situation,” in Roland Cwetkowski and Alexis Hofmeister (Eds.), An Empire of Others: Creating Ethnographic Knowledge in Imperial Russia and the USSR (Budapest: CEU Press, 2013)

“Space and Structuralism in Russian Eurasiansm,” in S. Turoma and M. Waldstein (Eds.), Empire De/Centered: New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union (London: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 31-60

“The Arc of Thinking About Nationalism in Challenging Time,” (co-authored with Alexander Semyonov), Ab Imperio 1 (2012): 245-249.

"O territorii vlasti i vlasti territorii: zametki na poliakh 'Sibiri v sostave Rossiiskoi imperii'" (On the Territory of Power and the Power of Territory: Marginalia on "Siberia in the Russian Empire" ), in Ab Imperio 4-2008, pp. 429-439.

"New Imperial History and the Challenges of Empire," co-authored with I. Gerasimov, Jan Kusber, M. Mogilner, and A. Semyonov, in: Ilya Gerasimov, Jan Kusber, and Alexander Semyonov, eds., I. Gerasimov et al (eds.) Empire Speaks Out: Languages of Rationalization and Self-Description in the Russian Empire (Leiden: Brill, 2009), 3-32.

"Siberian Middle Ground: Languages of Rule and Accommodation on Siberian Frontier," in I. Gerasimov et al (eds.) Empire Speaks Out: Languages of Rationalization and Self-Description in the Russian Empire (Brill: Leiden, 2009), pp. 121-151.

"Wither Eurasia: History of Ideas in an Imperial Situation," in Ab Imperio 2-2008, pp. 345-376

"Regulierter Polizeistaat and Iasak: Heinrich Fick’s Siberian Memorandum," in Ab Imperio 1-2006, pp. 221-240

"Eurasianism," in J. Merriman and J. Winter (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Europe, 1914-2004

"Le frémissement du temps: Petr Suvchinsky, l'eurasisme et l'esthétique de la modernité," in Pierre Souvtchinski, cahiers d'étude (Ed. par Eric Humbertclaude), L'Harmattan, Paris, 2006, pp. 163-223

"A Life with Imperial Dreams: Petr Nikolaevich Savitsky, Eurasianism, and the Invention of "Structuralist" Geography," in Ab Imperio 3-2005, pp. 299-329

"Unser Europa": Russen ueber Europa und Russlands Platz in ihm, 1697-1920", in Jahrbuch fuer Europaeische Geschichte, Band 5, pp. 83-111, 2004

"Science, Culture, and Empire: Eurasianism as a Modernist Movement," in Slavic and East European Information Resources, (2003), Vol 4, N. 4 (Proceedings of the Conference on Russian and East European Book and Manuscript Collections in the United States, Columbia University-New York Public Library, New York, USA), pp. 13–31.

Current Projects:

Re-Inventing the Russian Empire as Eurasia: Politics, Scholarship and Ideology in the Eurasianist Movement, 1920 - 1940 Manuscript in the process of completion

Siberian Encounters: Ethnicity and Empire on Russia's North-Eastern Frontier     Preliminary research and writing

Innokentii Veniaminov and the Russian Empire in Asia in America             Preliminary research and writing