Alexandrian Society

Members of the Alexandrian Society group photo

The Alexandrian Society is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded academic organizations at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since its founding in the 1960s, The Alexandrian Society has been a student organization dedicated to the study of history and the promotion of excellence in historical scholarship at VCU. Its commitment to historical inquiry, active members, and sponsored events have led to its recognition as one of the elite campus organizations by faculty and students alike.

The Society is sponsored by the Department of History, and has been under the direction of Professor Bernard Moitt since 2006. The organization welcomes all VCU students interested in the study of history and historical topics, regardless of a student's concentration or declared major. Membership to the society provides networking opportunities both within and outside of our campus, as well as various other opportunities for academic and personal success.

Meeting Times and Dates

The Alexandrian Society holds weekly meetings throughout the semester. They are held every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Department of History building on Virginia Commonwealth University's campus, located at 811 South Cathedral Street. Please feel free to attend a meeting on any given Wednesday. We are always welcoming guests and new members!


President: Will Davenport
Vice President: Ever Bautista
Secretary: Ashleigh West
Treasurer: Adam Goehle
Social Chair: Justin Cummings
Public Relations: Will Connaboy
Recruitment: Mariam Abed

Past Events

William Hardin Burnley and the Black Atlantic - Spring 2019 Lecture
Cuba in Transitions - Perspectives on a Hispanic Caribbean Society - Spring 2015 Symposium
African American Soldiers in Europe during World War I - Fall 2014 Lecture
Comparative Emancipation in the Atlantic World - Spring 2013 Symposium
Atlantic Migration during Slavery, Part 2 - Spring 2012 Symposium
Atlantic Migration during Slavery, Part 1 - Spring 2011 Symposium
A Determined Revolution: African Americans Respond to the Emancipation Proclamation - Fall 2011 Lecture
Symposiums: 2007 through 2010
Lectures: 2007 through 2009