This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 755504).


Parliaments and Constitutions in Eurasia
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Irina Sodnomova, MPhil

Irina Sodnomova


  • PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Heidelberg



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About Irina Sodnomova

Irina Sodnomova is a member of 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. Her research traces transnational practices and political interactions during the establishment and reform of parliamentary institutions, specifically in the cases of Russia, Mongolia, and China. Her research interests include intellectual history, late imperial and early Soviet history, as well as cross-cultural connections in North Asia in the fields of politics and knowledge production.

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  • MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, University of Oxford (UK), 2013
  • BA in Asian and African Studies, Saint Petersburg State University (Russia), 2011

Employment History

  • PhD Candidate, European Research Council (ERC) Project “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China, and Mongolia, 1905–2005,” Department of History, University of Heidelberg, October 2018–present
  • Lecturer, Department of Asian and African Studies, Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg (Russia), Sept 2017–August 2018



  • Mongolia’s and Russia’s Khurals as Parliaments and Non-Parliaments (with Jargal Badagarov), Workshop “Parliaments and Political Transformations in Europe and Asia: Diversity and Representation in the 20th and 21st Century,” University of Heidelberg, February 12–13, 2019.
  • Ikonografiia Buddy Amitabkhi v Tibete [Iconography of Buddha Amitābha in Tibet], Sed'mye Dorzhievskie chteniia "Buddizm i sovremennyi mir", Russia, Ulan-Ude, July 6–8, 2016.
  • Literaturnaia i prosvetitel'skaia deiatel'nost' Agvana Dorzhieva v Peterburge–Petrograde v 1905–1917 [Literary and Educational activities of Aghvan Dorzhiev in Petersburg–Petrograd in 1905–1917], Mezhdunarodnaia nauchno-prakticheskaia konferentsiia «Rossiia i mongol'skii mir: vektor na sblizhenie (Egunovskie chteniia – VII)» v ramkakh XII Mezhdunarodnogo vseburiatskogo festivalia «Altargana», Russia, Ulan-Ude, June 29–30, 2016.

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