Mag. phil. Maximilian Alexander Trofaier, MA

Abbey Archivist of the Schottenstift

Archive | Manuscript and Incunabula Collection
Benedictine Abbey Our Lady of the Scots
Freyung 6, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Tel.: +43 (1) 534 98 - 140

Born July 05, 1983, in London, Great Britain
(Austrian & British citizen).
Married to Dr. iur. Valerie Trofaier-Leskovar (legal advisor, Constitutional Court of Austria); father of two daughters (born 2013, 2015).
Elemantary school in Vienna and Moscow, USSR resp. Russia; public school in Vienna (Schottengymnasium); eight months military service with the Austrian Federal Army (Military Intelligence Service); five semesters diploma programme of Law at the University of Vienna.
2004 – 2008 Diploma programme of History at the University of Vienna.
  Graduation as Magister der Philosophie (Mag. phil.).
2008 – 2011 Masters degree programme of Historical research, auxiliary sciences and archival studies at the University of Vienna.
  Graduation as Master of Arts (MA), with distinction.
Since 2009 Doctoral studies of Philosophy (History) at the University of Vienna.
  Dissertation project advised by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Lackner:
Der Konvent des Wiener Schottenstiftes im Mittelalter. Prosopographische Studien zu einem Professbuch. [The Convent of the Vienna Schotten Monastery in the Middle Ages. Prosopographic Studies for a Profession Book].
Professional Career
2010 – 2012 Archivist in the Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady of the Scots in Vienna (Schottenstift; initially part-time).
Since 2012 Abbey archivist of the Schottenstift:
Management of the archive (monastery archive and music archive) as well as the manuscript and incunabula collection (full-time).
2013 – 2014, 2016 Teacher at the Vocational Training Institute (BFI) Vienna as part of the training programmes for tour guides and travel guides (trainer for Austrian history).
Further Historical and Archival Activities
Since 2011 Fellow of the Austrian Institute of Historical Research.
Since 2013 Board member of the Working group of Monastic Order Archives in Austria.
Since 2013 Board member of the Association of Austrian Archivists (VÖA).
Languages German (native-language), English (native-language), Latin (good skills), Russian (basic skills), Italian (basic skills).
Last Update: 12/12/2015