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
E-Mail: ma.trofaier@schottenstift.at
www.schotten.wien


Photo: Michael Sazel
 
Born July 05, 1983, in London, Great Britain.
 
Married to Dr. iur. Valerie Trofaier-Leskovar (legal advisor, Office of Religious Affairs, Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria); father of two daughters (born 2013, 2015).
 
Education
Elementary school in Vienna and Moscow, USSR resp. Russia; public school in Vienna (Schottengymnasium); eight months military service in the Austrian Federal Army; five semesters diploma programme in Law at the University of Vienna.
2004 – 2008 Diploma programme in History at the University of Vienna.
  Graduation as Magister der Philosophie (Mag. phil.).
2008 – 2011 Master’s programme in Historical Research, Auxiliary Sciences of History and Archival Studies at the University of Vienna.
  Graduation as Master of Arts (MA), with distinction.
2009 – 2017 Doctoral programme in Philosophy (History) at the University of Vienna.
  Graduation as Doktor der Philosophie (Dr. phil.), with distinction.
   
Professional Career
Since 2010 Archive of the Schottenstift (Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady of the Scots in Vienna): Archivist, since 2012 as Abbey Archivist:
Management of the monastery archive, the music archive as well as the manuscript and incunabula collection of the monastery library.
   
Further Historical and Archival Activities
Since 2011 Fellow of the Institute of Austrian Historical Research.
Since 2013 Working Group of Religious Order Archives in Austria:
Board member.
Since 2013 Association of Austrian Archivists (VÖA):
Board member (since 2018 as treasurer).
Since 2016 Journal on the Cultural Heritage of Religious Orders (MiKO):
Member of the editorial board.
   
Teaching Activities
2013 – 2018 Vocational Training Institute (BFI) Vienna:
Teaching units as part of a „Brush Up for Chinese Travel Couriers“: „Austrian History and Municipal History of Vienna“ (2013 twice, 2014 once).
Teaching programme as part of the Preparation Course for the Qualification Examination for Tour Guides: „Early Modern Austrian History“ (SuSe 2014, SuSe 2016, SuSe 2018).
Since 2014 Association of Austrian Archivists (VÖA):
Teaching units as part of the Basic Course for Archivists:
„One-Person-Archives“ (since 2014 annually), „Reference Service“ (since 2016 annually).
2018 – 2019 University of Vienna:
Lecture units as part of the lecture series „History of Administrative Agencies in Modern Austria“ within the master’s programme in Historical Research, Auxiliary Sciences of History and Archival Studies: „Ecclesiastical Administrative Bodies and Institutions“ (WiSe 2017/18, WiSe 2018/19, WiSe 2019/20).
2019 Lower Austrian Provincial Archives (NÖLA) St. Pölten:
Teaching units as part of the Training Course for Municipal Archivists, Module Archives and Law: „Archives and Data Protection“.
   
 
Last Update: 16/7/2020