DR Sybil Nolan

DR Sybil Nolan


  • history of print culture (including digital media)



  • Sybil Nolan is an editor and historian. She lectures in publishing and communications, and researches in publishing, print culture and Australian political and media history. Sybil worked in book publishing for more than 10 years, including as commissioning editor at Melbourne University Publishing from 2003 to 2007, and before that spent 15 years working in daily journalism on newspapers including the Age, Melbourne. Her PhD thesis was entitled 'The Age and the Young Menzies: A Chapter in Victorian Liberalism'.   


Member of

  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Member 2013 -
  • Australian Historical Association. Member 2009 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Chief investigator, ARC Discovery Project DP170103192 New Tastemakers and Australia’s Post-Digital Literary Culture (2017-19)   


Education and training

  • MA, Monash University
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2011


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Associate supervisor, Jennifer Frean, PhD, 'An investigation of English and Chinese L1 reading differences and their effect on students' education experience', 2017-