Lori’s Links

This page includes links to events, recordings, and articles on other sites that I have been involved with over the years, but don’t forget to head to the main page to take a look at my most recent blog posts too.

Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal and Society
Episode 26: Bras

In this podcast series from History Hit, historian Kate Lister roots around the topics which seem to have been skipped in history class. Kate interviewed me, to discuss the history of the bra, in July 2022.

Sartorial Society Series
Season 4, Week Two: Concealed and Revealed in the Museum, 14th October 2021

​Lorraine Smith (20-minute paper)
The Underpinnings Museum: Revealing the Hidden History of Undergarments

Rebecca Shawcross (20-minute paper)
Concealed Shoes: The ordinary or the extraordinary on display?

The recorded event will be available for one month on the Sartorial Society’s website.

The History of the Bra: A fuller cup
A video recorded for The Pool

In 2017 I was contacted by Amy Jones, video content producer for (sadly now defunct) magazine website The Pool, asking if I’d like to record a piece on the history of the bra. This is the longer version, hence the title ‘a fuller cup‘.

The Underpinnings Museum

Founded in late 2016 by a team of lingerie lovers, the museum is an ongoing project, constantly updating and expanding its collections. Beginning by documenting the extensive vintage collection of a founding member (dating as far back as the 1700s, all the way to the modern day), the project will add crucial historical pieces to the archive and explore contemporary design controversies.

Check out our exhibitions on a variety of lingerie-related subjects from bras to boudoir caps, corsets to the colour red.

The Allusionist: A Podcast About Language
Episode 2: Bosom Holder

Back in 2014, award winning podcaster Helen Zaltzman contacted me about her fascinating new project, a podcast exploring the English language. We met in central London for a chat and our discussion about bras became episode 2 of The Allusionist in January 2015.

Other research-related links

I’m quoted in this Guardian article: Corsets take off under Bridgerton influence as lockdown lifts, by Priya Elan.

In August 2020, I presented at an online symposium called Dress in a Time of Crisis.

In April 2020, I presented at the first Open Courtauld Hour: Art in Isolation.

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