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'Complexics-9' Seminar


Seminars for transdisciplinarity

The ninth seminar of the series Complexics, Complexics-9, was on 23rd May 2016, at 18:00 h., in 0.3 room in Josep Carner building at the Universitat de Barcelona. This seminar included the following session:

- Ramon Llull: representacions gràfiques de la complexitat
Ramon Llull: graphic representations of complexity
  By Albert Soler
  Professor of medieval Catalan literature at University of Barcelona
  Editorial board's director of Patronat Ramon Llull. Coordinator of the Data Base Ramon Llull and of the Diccionari de Textos Catalans Antics [Dictionary of Texts in Old           Catalan].

Albert Soler is a professor of medieval Catalan literature. He has been specialized in Catalan literature of the thirteenth century; especially in Ramon Llull. Author of critical editions of the following books: Llibre de l'orde de cavalleria [Book of Order of Chivalry] (1988), Llibre d'amic i amat [Book of friend and beloved] (1995), Romanç d'Evast e Blaquerna [Romance of Evast and Blaquerna] (2009) by Ramon Llull, the latter in collaboration with Joan Santanach, Llibre de contemplació en Déu [Book of contemplation in God], in colaboration. He has published the book Ramon Llull as a Vernacular Writer: communicating a New Kind of Knowledge (London: Thames, 2016 ), along with Lola Badia and Joan Santanach. He has also published articles in specialized journals such as Caplletra, Romance Studies, Language & Literature, Studi medieval, Studia Llull and Traditio. He has taken part in several research projects directed by Lola Badia and Anthony Bonner. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Studia lulliana, since 1994. He has been director of the Department of Catalan Philology from 2009 to 2013.


Llull accompanied his original system of thought, Llull art and its derivatives, with multiple graphic representations. Behind this, there are mathematical models: graphs, hipergraphs and grids. This part of figures is an example of what, in modern science, technology or business administration, is called reasoning with diagrams. The dynamic nature of Lull's graphic representations and the reasoning generated are an expression of dynamism and complexity of reality. Only a prodigious mind as Llull's one is able to conceive a generative and open system as his one.