Conor Whately

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Conor Whately
Associate Professor


  • Classics
  • History
Areas of Expertise:
  • Age of Justinian
  • Ancient and Late Antique/Early Medieval Historiography
  • Ancient and Late Antique/Early Medieval Military History
  • Roman Balkans
  • Roman Frontiers
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Dr. Conor Whately, from Brantford, Ontario, has an BA (Hons.) and an MA in Classics, both from McMaster University, as well as a PhD in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Warwick.

Whately has published several book chapters, journal articles, and book reviews; and has written two books: Battles and Generals and Exercitus Moesiae.

He is currently the sole investigator in a SSHRC research project entitled War and History at the End of Antiquity. Among other things, Whately is writing a textbook on the Roman army and a book on the sensory experience of battle in antiquity, which is aimed at a general audience. Finally, Whately is co-editing a volume on Ancient Military Manuals with Dr. James Chlup from the University of Manitoba.

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Over a million dollars in research for UWinnipeg faculty

UWinnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that totals $1,220,535 in Insight Grants. The...

Imagine a day in the life of a Roman soldier

Dr. Conor Whately’s new book, An Introduction to the Roman Military, starts with a historical overview then introduces three historical Roman...

2020/21 New Directions in Classics

New Directions in Classics returns for its fourth rendition of interesting and engaging lectures that shine a new light on the classics. The post...

Research on War and Warfare at the End of Antiquity

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Conor Whately presents his research on 'War and Warfare at the End of Antiquity' this his Friday, September 29 at 3:30 pm in room...