In 2001, with the sponsorship of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Sean Goudie, of the English Department and Jane Landers, of the Department of History organized the Circum-Atlantic Studies Seminar. In 2010 Celso Castilho joined Landers as co-director. The seminar meets to discuss works-in-progress by seminar participants and invited guests. The scholarship is interdisciplinary and centers on themes related to Atlantic slavery, colonialism, and/or postcolonialism. Broadly conceived, the works link Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean.