At the dawn of the XXI Century, and at the time of the knowledge society, the project APRENDER MADEIRA has been researching and updating the acknowledgement of the History and Cultural heritage of Madeira, making it available on a multimedia online platform.
Inserted in the wider context of the island cultures, this project aims to spread around the world, both in Portuguese and other widely used languages (such as English and Spanish), all the aspects that have distinguished Madeira on the levels of human creation and have made this a geographical, physical and human interesting place regarding the understanding of both Portuguese and international History.
Subscribing all scholars who have researched and written about Madeira, particularly Fernando Augusto da Silva, Carlos Azevedo Menezes and Eduardo C. Pereira, whose Elucidário Madeirense and Ilhas de Zargo are truly reference works, APCA has been updating and spreading on a contemporary perspective directed contents to a diversified targeted public.
This option aside of the scientific credibility assured by Professor Dr José Eduardo Franco, by the group of theme coordinators, partner universities – which we list below – researchers e by the participation of the whole community.
In short, using its online platform, the project APRENDER MADEIRA will allow a permanent update of the knowledge about Madeira and about the History of the island and its habitants since 600 years ago; it will correspond to a reliable and accurate historical research involving the local scientific community and many respected national and international entities and researchers; it will definitely contribute to make universally available a whole roll of accurate and updated information about Madeira; It will contribute adding value to local culture as a critical defining factor that might help Madeira to establish within the context of the international competition concerning regions and countries.