Salvatore Musumeci teaches UHON 3510 – Topics in Historical Understanding: A Socio Cultural History of Food in Italy and the United States. He is a socio-cultural historian with an interest in the material and visual cultures of Europe between 1300 and 1600. His research deals primarily with consumable goods (esp. food and wine), medieval and early modern gift exchange, the social imagination in medieval and Renaissance Italy, and the intersection of history, art, literature, and philosophy during the medieval and early modern periods.
Prior to joining the Honors College at UTC, Salvatore taught European history and Italian language courses at Bryan College (Dayton, TN), where he also directed the college’s Honors Program and co-founded and directed the Bryan Center for Undergraduate Research with Brian Eisenback (Biology). Before arriving at Bryan, he taught history at the University of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD), where he co-founded the Undergraduate Research Initiative with Kevin Cole (English). He received teaching and service awards at his previous institutions.