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Professor JOHN T. KOCH is an American academic, historian and linguist who specializes in Celtic studies , especially prehistory and the early Middle Ages.

He is a graduate of Harvard University
Harvard University
, where he was awarded the degrees of A.M. and Ph.D.
Ph.D.
in Celtic Languages and Literatures in 1983 and 1985 respectively. In addition, he has also pursued studies at Jesus College, Oxford , and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
. He has taught Celtic Studies at Harvard University
Harvard University
and Boston College
Boston College
.

Since 1998, he has been senior research fellow or Reader at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies , University of Wales, where he has supervised a research project focusing on Celtic Languages and Cultural Identity. Two of the offshoots of this project are the five-volume Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia and An Atlas for Celtic Studies (2007).

He has published widely on aspects of early Irish and Welsh language, literature and history. His works include The Celtic Heroic Age (first published in 1994, 4th edition in 2003), in collaboration with John Carey ; The Gododdin of Aneirin (1997), an edition, translation and discussion of the early Welsh poem Y Gododdin
Y Gododdin
; and numerous articles published in books and journals. A grammar of Old Welsh and a book on the historical Taliesin
Taliesin
are in the works.

In 2007, John Koch received a personal chair at the University of Wales.

Koch supervises (as Senior Fellow and Project Leader) the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh ">

* ^ A B C D E John T. Koch, ed. (2006). "About the editor". Celtic Culture. A Historical Encyclopedia. 5 volumes. Santa Barbara, Denver and Oxford: ABC Clio. * ^ "Professor John T. Koch MA, PhD, FLSW - University of Wales". Wales.ac.uk. 1999-07-31. Retrieved 2017-03-20. * ^ "Ancient Britain and the Atlantic Zone Project, University of Wales.". Wales.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010. * ^ "Aberystwyth University - News". Aber.ac.uk. 2017-01-01. Retrieved 2017-03-20. * ^ "O\'Donnell Lecture 2008 Appendix" (PDF). Aber.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-20. * ^ Koch, John (2009). Tartessian: Celtic from the Southwest at the Dawn of History in Acta Palaeohispanica X Palaeohispanica 9 (2009) (PDF). Aberystwyth. pp. 339–351. ISSN 1578-5386 . Retrieved 2010-05-17.