Walter Roberts | Department of History

COVID-19 updates—In an effort to keep everyone healthy, UNT's on-campus operations are closed until further notice. We're serving students remotely. Please stay connected. Stay up to date on UNT’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Have you registered for fall classes yet? While COVID-19 has created some uncertainty for us all, UNT is committed to helping the Mean Green family turn dreams into reality. Let's get through this together!

Register for classes on my.unt.edu
Not a UNT student yet? Apply to UNT
Having trouble registering? Get help from an advisor

Walter Roberts

Principal Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor
(940) 565-4208
Office: 
WH 229
Highlights: 
Ancient World, Byzantium

I received my Ph. D. from Emory University in 2003. My research interests concern the Late Antique Mediterranean world, broadly defined. More specifically I examine the transitional period from ca. 300-ca. 600 CE when Roman political power collapsed in the western Mediterranean and western European regions while surviving in the eastern Mediterranean in the form of the Byzantine Empire. Thematically, I am interested in the intersection of religion, warfare, and imperial patronage during this time period. I currently teach at the University of North Texas (UNT) as a continuing Principal Lecturer in the Department of History. I am also an Undergraduate Advisor for the department, a UNT Military History Center Fellow, and a member of the faculty for the UNT Jewish and Israel Studies Program. I have published several articles and essays on relations between Christian bishops and monks and imperial authorities in the 4th and 5th centuries and have contributed biographies of several late 4th century Roman emperors to the De Imperatoribus Romanis scholarly website. My current research deals with the broad theme of the changing nature of imperial patronage in the 4th-6th century Late Roman/Byzantine Empire. In addition to the University of North Texas, I have taught at Ohio University and the University of Arizona.

UNT Faculty Profile

Thinking about UNT?

It's easy to apply online. Join us and discover why we're the choice of over 38,000 students.

Apply now