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

  • Australian Historical Association. Member 2019 -
  • North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS). Ordinary Member 2018 -
  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Member 2013 -
  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Member, Scientific Committee 2017-2018 2013 -


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, 'Do we all read English the same way? Investigating learning through the lens of first language, medium and affect', 2017-
    Associate supervisor, Lucy Smy, PhD, 'Business reporting on investment of Chinese companies into Australia', 2019-