David Schriffl was born in Münchendorf, Lower Austria. He studied history and political sciences at the University of Vienna, focusing on contemporary history, East European history and international politics. In June 2003, he completed his MA studies with a thesis published by Peter Lang. From May 2005 to the end of 2006, he was employed as a historian at the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism. From the beginning of 2007, he was a doctoral candidate at the Historical Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and completed his PhD on 18.12.2009 with honours. David Schriffl is a member of the editorial board of the Politologické fórum/Political Science Forum. In 2012, an extended version of his PhD thesis was published with the title 'Tote Grenze oder lebendige Nachbarschaft? Österreichisch-Slowakische Beziehungen 1945-1968’. He was awarded the prize for the best publication in the philosophical-historical category at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die ÖAW) in 2013. He is a member of the historians' group ‘Ständiger Konferenz Österreichischer und Tschechischer Historiker’ (SKÖTH).
Period: 19th and 20th centuries.
Area: Habsburg Monarchy and the Portuguese-speaking area
Topics: international history, political history