Activities FHD

  • 23/04/2012

    First research grant for the study of domestic appliances

     The Design History Foundation and the Alfaro-Hofmann Collection of domestic appliances are launching the first grant for the study of domestic appliances.

     The aim of the grant is to encourage international research on the history of domestic appliances. The scope of the grant is the Alfaro Hofmann collection, which includes more than 5.000 appliances from all over the world, a library and a documents archive.

    Applications must be submitted to

     Key dates:

    • Deadline for applications: 14 July 2012
    • Notification of acceptance: 30 september 2012
    • Delivery of article: 30 september 2013

    Call conditions

    The jury of the 1st grant After examining all proposals, decided to give the grant to two projects:

    Li Zhang (China) for the project Bisexual Invisible Memory. History of the Sewing Machine Design From 1850 to 1950

    Stefan Osdene (USA), for the project Technical, formal and social history of the fan since 1880 to 1960