Former Fellows of the Translator Program

In addition to enhancing scholarly excellence in the human and social sciences, the Helsinki Collegium seeks to advance the interaction of science and art through special programs established on funding from foundations. As a result, it organised a program for translators, funded by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. The aim of the translator program was to further the dialogue between scholarly research and artistic endeavour in its premises. Successful candidates had a long experience in either fiction or non-fiction translation and they work on a culturally significant project.


  • Maria Pakkala: 1.1.–31.5. 2016, Translation of Finnish literature into Arabic
  • Sébastien Cagnoli: 1.9.–31.12.2015, Translation of Finnish literature into French