Five College Assistant Professor
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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.
His research focuses on intellectual, political, and cultural history of the Russian empire and on ideologies of imperial expansion, Russian nationalism and Russia 's nationalities. 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 (http://abimperio.net)
His publications include:
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.
Articles and Chapters:
"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.
"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, cashiers 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
"Unseres Europa": Russen ueber Europa und Russlands Platz in Europa, 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.
Re-Inventing the Russian Empire as Eurasia: A History of the Eurasianist Movement 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
The main courses offered by Sergey Glebov at Smith are HST 239 and HST 247. HST 239 (Empire Building in Eurasia) introduces students to the emergence, development, and dissolution of one of the last great multinational empires in the world. As a result of this course, students will gain greater understanding of how multinational states managed diversity. They will gain insights into contemporary theorizing of modern nationalism and will be better prepared to navigate themselves in the often complex situation of the post-Soviet world. The students will also learn about colonialism and "Orientalism," mobile diasporas, and supranational institutions. Finally, they will be tempted to think of the history of multinational empires as a model of world history, and explore parallels between modernization processes in the Russian empire and globalization. HST 247 takes the story of the imperial state and society into the Soviet period and explores the tension between the centralizing, universalist Communist ideology and the particular ethnic, social and cultural identities of Soviet subjects.
Other courses at Smith include HST 245 (Empire in the North: Native Peoples of Siberia and Alaska under Russian/Soviet Rule), and HST 101 (Soviet History Through Film).
Courses on other Consortium campuses include Russian Empire Building in Eurasia (UMass), Introduction to Peoples and Cultures of Eurasia (Core Course for the Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Amherst and Mount Holyoke), and Ethnic Conflict and Historical Memory in Post-Soviet Eurasia.
Sergey also coordinates the Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/reees) and serves as the campus advisor for the Certificate at Smith.