The Ramon Llull Chair, founded in 1994, is an inter-faculty concept which is divided into four complementary areas: academic, pastoral, solidarity and cooperation, and identity and mission.
The academic area includes the fields of anthropology, ethics, philosophy, religious sciences and theology of the Blanquerna’s three schools and acts as a driving force in university curriculums, facilitating research and teacher publications and publishing the yearbook Ars Brevis.
The pastoral area offers different spaces for personal or group deepening, reflection and celebration, believing in all members of university community. It oversees the animation of this dimension and personal accompaniment. On the occasion of Christmas and Easter he organizes the traditional Concert-Proclamation. The activities carried out in this field are updated and published annually.
The solidarity and cooperation area allows us to sensitize and act in difficult realities in our environment with specific actions: solidarity campaigns, exhibitions, conferences, project presentations, etc. From the cooperation sense, we travel to other countries to collaborate in volunteer work through organizations committed to development.
The identity and mission area ensures the basic and continous training of Blanquerna professionals in these two dimensions. At the same time it oversees the elaboration and deployment of texts and institutional referents.
The Ramon Llull Chair therefore aims to bring up to date the humanistic, integrating and vital perspective of the world of science and of the level of understanding of Ramon Llull, the literary author of the Blanquerna.
The Ramon Llull Chair prepares an annual report on the main activities carried out.
PhD. Andreu Ibarz Mellado, Director
PhD. Jordi Sánchez Torrents, Coordinator
PhD. Francesc Torralba Roselló
Accompaniment and University Pastoral Service:
Pr. Juan Ramón La Parra and PhD. Jordi Sánchez Torrents (FCRI)
Pr. Àngel Jesús Navarro Guareño and Ms. Anna Eva Jarabo Fidalgo (FPCEE)
PhD. Jordi Sánchez Torrents (FCS)
Solidarity and Cooperation:
Prof. Sandra Balsells (FCRI)
PhD. Josep Sánchez Malagón (FPCEE)
PhD. Lluís Costa (FCS)
In April 2021 the Board of Trustees of the Blanquerna Foundation created the Commission for Identity and Mission that will analyze, prioritize and evaluate the various actions and activities of the axes or areas of the Ramon Llull Chair and develop a space for internal reflection and proposals. The aim is to ensure the deployment and reference of the idea in everyday life, considering three priority contexts -cultural, university and ecclesial- while favoring its harmonious integration in the new Strategic Plan.
The Commission has a unique organic characterization for its link to estates and agents of the institution: Board of Trustees of the Blanquerna Foundation; Board of Directors; Team of pastoralists and instances of the Diocese of Barcelona. The Commissioner for Identity and Mission, Dr. Andreu Ibarz, assumes the responsibility of directing, orienting and animating in a transversal way these areas with a clear pastoral and educational orientation.
Ars Brevis is an annual publication of an interdisciplinary nature belonging to the Ramon Llull professorship, which collects the contributions of different teachers of the Blanquerna and other schools in the spheres of anthropology, ethics, philosophy, religious sciences and theology. The yearbook, arranged in three sections (studies, monographic and reviews), has a scientific and academic register, but also includes texts which aim to spread ideas. All Ars Brevis issues can be accessed online here: Ars Brevis publications.
Reception of articles and reviews
The Ars Brevis editorial board welcomes articles and book reviews for future editions of the yearbook. The reception and assessment procedure can be found at Guidelines for a collaborators.
Director: Dr. Francesc Torralba
Editorial board: Dr. Lluís Duch, Dr. Francesc-Xavier Marín, Dr. Antoni Nello and Dr. Miquel Tresserras
Secretary: Ms. Maria Guerra
Càtedra Ramon Llull
Pg. Sant Gervasi, 47
Tel. 93 253 30 46
Fax: 93 253 30 64