Fettuccine Forum

March 2, 2023 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Traditional Chinese Medicine in Idaho and the American West: A History of Herbs and Roots

Feat. Tamara Venit-Shelton

Dr. Tamara Venit-Shelton, Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College, 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.

From the Margins to the Center of History in Idaho and the West

The 2022-2023 Fettuccine Forum, a four-event series, features speakers who will offer perspectives on Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and Asian American histories, activism, and community building in Idaho and the West. These stories, experiences, and narratives are often underrepresented in traditional histories.

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. 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.

Register to attend virtually


March 2, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Boise City Hall
150 N Capitol Blvd

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