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Guido Giulio Beduschi

Guido Giulio Beduschi

PhD Candidate, Early Modern European History

Co-convenor and Graduate Representative of the Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network

Guido Beduschi is available for consultancy.

Corpus Christi College
Trumpington St

Cambridge CB2 1RH


I am a PhD student at Corpus Christi College. I previously completed my BA at the State University of Milan (cum Laude), under the supervision of Professor Gianclaudio Civale. I then obtained my MPhil in Early Modern History at the University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, with a dissertation on "Francesco Maria Ottieri (1665-1742) and the Writing of Modern History", supervised by Dr William O'Reilly.

Research Interests

My doctoral research, supervised by Dr William O'Reilly, deals with issues of culture and society in early eighteenth-century Italy, and the emergence of expert knowledge in Modern European History. My research interests include the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), and the dissemination and circulation of information in early eighteenth-century Europe. 

Talks and presentations

  • ‘“Time Acceleration” and Historical Writing in the Early Eighteenth Century’, at: The McLuhan Symposium: “Acceleration”, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, 28 April 2018.
  • ‘The Expert in Recent History: The Emergence of Contemporary Historiography in Europe, 1710-1750’, at: Easter LeckSoc Meeting #1, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, 1 May 2018.
  • ‘The Istoria by Francesco Maria Ottieri, and the writing of modern history in early eighteenth-century Italy’, at: The querelle that wasn’t? “Old” and “New” in the intellectual culture of Habsburg Europe, 1700‒1750, University of Vienna, 10-13 October 2018.
  • ‘Method and Modern History in Early Eighteenth-Century Italy’, at: The Desire For Method: A Graduate Student Conference on Early Modern Thought and Practice, Princeton University and New York University, 25-26 October 2018.

Other Professional Activities

Together with Professor Joachim Whaley and Dr Janine Maegraith, I co-convene the Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network, an interdisciplinary organisation which aims to promote Habsburg studies in Cambridge.


  • International History
  • Early Modern History