News from the Kierkegaard Library

Upcoming events


The most recent Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter is now posted on line. Some titles for possible review for the Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter are listed on the recent contributions page. Please contact Gordon Marino if you would like to submit a review of any of these or other publications.

A map in the Kierkegaard library displaying the variety of places our scholars are from (places in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Africa)
Kierkegaard scholars hail from all regions of the world, as shown on this map, which can be found in the library.

Summer Programs

The application deadline for all summer programs is March 15. This date will remain the same each year.

If you’re interested in applying for a Kierkegaard Library program, visit the the relevant page in the “Programs available for Kierkegaard Scholars” tab for information about requirements for the program of your choice.

 2016-2017 Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellowship Recipients

Nassim Jordán Bravo  is a Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow. Nassim Bravo Jordán received a B.A., Universidad Panamericana. M.A., Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Nassim specializes in Kierkegaard’s thought and the cultural development in Golden Age Denmark. He is also interested in philosophy of religion and history of modern philosophy. Nassim has translated several of Kierkegaard’s books into Spanish, including Concluding Unscientific Postscript and Prefaces. He is currently working on a long-term project to translate into Spanish the entirety of Kierkegaard´s journals and papers. Dr. Bravo Jordán is living at the Kierkegaard House from September through August 2017. Email:

Fernanda Gil Rojas is a Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow. Luisa Fernanda Rojas Gil received her B.A., M.A., Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Fernanda is currently doing her Ph.D. dissertation at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México about ineffability and indirect communication. She is part of the editorial board of the journal Estudios Kierkegaardianos. Her latest publications are: “Los Sócrates de Kierkegaard” in Sócrates el enigma de Atenas, Editorial Universidad Libre. Bogotá, (2015);  “La comunicación indirecta de lo inefable” in Misticismo y filosofía. Universidad del Rosario y Sociedad Colombiana de Filosofía. Bogotá, (2015); “La ironía socrática como forma de vida” in Estudios Kierkegaardianos. Revista de filosofía, no.1, México, (2015). Ms. Rojas Gil is living at the Kierkegaard House from September through August 2017. Email:

The Kierkegaard House Foundation considers applications only once a year. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through February 1 for openings beginning the following September. (For example, an application received by February 1, 2015 will be considered for openings as of September 2015 and later.)

Current Book Exhibits, 2016-17

Exhibit A – Endurance through Restoration and Growth Through Contributions
Exhibit B
– Introduction to Kierkegaard and Existentialism

Exhibit A is located outside the library. Exhibit B can be viewed on the left as you enter the library.

Events Archive

Julia Watkin 2017 Spring Memorial Lecture: Kierkegaard and Nature

When: 7:00 pm, May 4, 2017
Where: Rolvaag Library 525
Speaker: Prof. Anthony Rudd

Julia Watkin 2016 Spring Memorial Lecture

When: 7:00 pm, May 5, 2016
Where: Viking Theater
Speaker: Prof. Peder Jothen, former Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow and Summer Scholar, St. Olaf faculty member in Religion.

Julia Watkin 2015 Memorial Lecture

When: 7:00 pm, Nov. 5 2015
Where: Center for Art and Dance 305
Speaker: Prof. John Poling,department chair of philosophy at St. Mary’s University

Utech Memorial Kierkegaard Seminars

Date: July 6th and July 7th 2015
Aesthetics, Religion and the Crisis of Metaphysics
Dr. Poul Lübcke

Friends of the Hong Kierkegaard Library – Spring Meeting, Dinner, Lecture by Prof. Peder Jothen

Date: May 5th 2016 (Kierkegaard’s birthday)