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 in the Office of Religious Affairs of the Austrian Federal Chancellery); 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; 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
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).
Since 2013 Vocational Training Institute (BFI) Vienna:
Teaching activity for 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 Working group of Monastic Order Archives in Austria:
Board member (co-opted).
Since 2013 Association of Austrian Archivists (VÖA):
Board member (since 2018 as treasurer).
Since 2016 Journal of the Department for the Cultural Heritage of Religious Orders (MiRKO):
Member of the editorial board.
Languages German (native-language), English (native-language), Latin (good skills), Russian (basic skills), Italian (basic skills).
Last Update: 30/11/2018