Mag. Dr. phil. Maximilian Alexander Trofaier, MA

Abbey Archivist of the Schottenstift

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 Mag. 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.
2009 – 2017 Doctoral studies of Philosophy (History) at the University of Vienna.
  Graduation as Doktor der Philosophie (Dr. phil.), with distinction.
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, music archive, manuscript and incunabula collection) (full-time).
Since 2013 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 Institute of Austrian 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), since 2017 as vice-treasurer.
Since 2016 Member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Department for the Cultural Heritage of Religious Orders (MiRKO).
Languages German (native-language), English (native-language), Latin (good skills), Russian (basic skills), Italian (basic skills).
Last Update: 26/2/2018