Matjaž Grahornik, PhD

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The research of Matjaž Grahornik focuses on the landownership and social relations of the lower Styria (Steiermark) in the context of the Habsburg monarchy between 16th and 18th century.

Demografska in zemljiškoposestna podoba Dravskega polja v drugi polovici 17. stoletja [Demographic and Landownership Relations in the Dravsko polje Plain During Second Half of the 17th Century], Matjaž Grahornik. 2015. Maribor: Matjaž Grahornik.

Šola Dobrovce: zbornik ob 120-letnici šolske zgradbe v Dobrovcah [The Dobravce School: 120 Years of the School Building in Dobravce Miscellany], Matjaž Grahornik. 2015. Miklavž na Dravskem polju: Občina Miklavž na Dravskem polju.

Genealogija rodbine Glaser oziroma Glazer [Geneaelogy of the Glaser/Glazer Family], Matjaž Grahornik. 2015.

Prispevki k starejši zgodovini Miklavža na Dravskem polju do konca 16. stoletja [Contributions to the Older History of the Dravsko polje Plain Until the End of the 16th Century], Matjaž Grahornik. 2010.

Basic research of Slovene cultural past 2015-2020 (research programme • 01. january 2015 - 31. december 2021)


  • 2008 BA in History, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor.
  • 2015 MA in History, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor.


  • Since 2016 young researcher at the Milko Kos Historical Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana.


Recently Matjaž Grahornik has been focusing his research around prominent Styrian noble families, among which the Herbersteins deserve special mention. His research is centred mostly arround various Slovenian archives and the Styrian Provincial Archives in Graz, Austria (Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv, Graz).

Research areas
Modern history (up to circa 1800) H230
Social and economic history H270
Local and regional history, historical geography since the Middle Ages H280

lower Styria
early modern history
17th and 18th century