Igor Serdiuk: Výzkum & CV

Between Stigma and Legitimation: Illegitimate Birth in Ukraine in the Eighteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Research Area 2: Norms & Transgressions

Igor Serdiuk, PhD, dr. habil., professor of the department of History of Ukraine of Poltava National Pedagogical University. Author of several books on the history of early modern Ukraine.

In graduate school, he studied the historical and demographic characteristics of the urban population of Left Bank Ukraine in the 18th century. Later, he began to study the history of childhood in the Hetman region – an autonomous Cossack state of the 17th and 18th centuries. The main focus is on the study of the model of childhood, the interaction of traditional and “scientific” cultures, the influence of the Christian heritage on the vision of a child and childhood. Now he is studying the history of childhood in the context of “quality of life”, modernization, the emergence of new institutions and the strengthening of state control over family life and childhood. With the beginning of the open phase of Russian aggression, he stayed in Ukraine and spent a lot of time working as a military instructor. 



  • 2018: habilitation work (in Zaporizhia National University), history of childhood in Ukraine 
  • 2010: Ph.D., dissertation defended in National University «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy», historical demography 
  • 2006: MA, Poltava National Pedagogical University


  • 2019: professor of the Department of History of Ukraine, Poltava National Pedagogical University 
  • 2015: associate professor at the Department of History of Ukraine, Poltava National Pedagogical University 
  • 2014: visiting lecturer at the Department of History, National University «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy»

Research interests 

  • historical demography
  • social history of the Hetmanate
  • childhood history
  • history of ideas 

Francouzský ústav pro výzkum ve společenských vědách