The Fettuccine Forum Presents: From the Margins to the Center of History in Idaho and the West
Join us on March 2, at 6 p.m. (MT) for our last lecture of the season featuring Dr. Tamara Venit-Shelton, Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College. In her talk, "Traditional Chinese Medicine in Idaho and the American West: A History of Herbs and Roots," Dr. Venit-Shelton discusses portions of her recent book, Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace, which chronicles roughly two hundred years of Chinese medicine as a dynamic system brought to the United States and transformed by Chinese immigrants, doctors, and patients as well as missionaries, scientists, and merchants.
Dr. Tamara Venit-Shelton is a Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College and author of two books: Squatter’s Republic: Land and the Politics of Monopoly in California, 1850-1900, published as part of the Western History Series, a joint-venture between the University of California Press and the Huntington Library, and the award-winning Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace, published by Yale University Press. She has a B.A. from Amherst College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. In addition to her scholarly publications, her writing also appears in textbooks, scholarly journals, blogs, and newspapers including the Washington Post, L.A. Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
These free, hour-long events take place at 6 p.m. (MT) in-person in the Maryanne Jordan Council Chambers at Boise City Hall and virtually over ZOOM with automated live subtitles. Pre-registration is required to join virtually. Cash bar available for in-person guests. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Learn more and register for the virtual events by heading to link below.
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About the Fettuccine Forum
The Fettuccine Forum is a lively and informal gathering, which invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates, and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education. Support from the Office of the Mayor, Boise State Public Radio, and the Department of History at Boise State University all make the Forum possible. More information: www.boiseartsandhistory.org/learn/fettuccine-forum
About the Boise City Department of Arts & History
The Department of Arts & History’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, education, services, and support for Arts and History to preserve Boise’s character and enhance our community’s quality of life. We envision a city where everyone has access to art and history, and the opportunity to pursue and experience Boise through a variety of cultural offerings. More information: www.boiseartsandhistory.org
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