Fettuccine Forum: "She Is a New Type"
The Western Womanhood of Kittie Wilkins, the Horse Queen of Idaho
REGISTER HERE for "'She Is a New Type': The Western Womanhood of Kittie Wilkins, the Horse Queen of Idaho" on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6-7 p.m. MST.
Please join us at the March 4, 2021 Fettuccine Forum, where Philip Anthony Homan, an equine historian, professor, and academic librarian at Idaho State University, discusses the life and career of Kittie Wilkins, known as the Horse Queen of Idaho. Wilkins was the only woman at the turn of the twentieth century whose sole occupation was as a horse dealer, supplying America’s horsepower. Coined “A New Type,” she acted as an ambassador of Western womanhood, challenging twentieth-century feminism.
Philip Anthony Homan is an equine historian, professor, and academic librarian at Idaho State University, Pocatello. He’s writing a scholarly biography of Kittie Wilkins, the Horse Queen of Idaho. He’s also studying the British Empire’s work in Idaho getting horses for the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. His research, which has taken him to South Africa and the UK, has been supported by the Idaho Humanities Council, for which he speaks on their Speakers Bureau, and has been featured by Idaho Magazine, on Boise State Public Radio, and in Idaho Public Television’s Emmy-winning documentary “Taking the Reins,” in its Idaho Experience series.
About the Fettuccine Forum
The Fettuccine Forum is a lively and informal virtual 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 Boise State University History Department all make the Forum possible.
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