Griffith staff and students join global charge on water security

Women filling water at a remote water station near the Palshin village in the outskirts of northern Mumbia. Finding drinking water is a daily struggle for many people in India where more than 600 million people face serous water shortages. Picture Dylan Crawford/the Water Story
Arts Education Law
Griffith university staff and students will rub shoulders with global water experts at next month’s Water Future Conference in Bangalore India. The conference, organised by the Griffith University-based Sustainable Water Future Programme and the Indian Institute of Science, will see the Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute and the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science’s the Water […]

Insights into the Middle East

Griffith Islamic-West Relations specialist Associate Professor Halim Rane at Criminology guest lecture
Arts Education Law
Griffith Islamic-West Relations specialist Associate Professor Halim Rane, gave Criminology students insight into what is happening in the Middle East at a guest lecture, ‘Jihads, Caliphates and Muslim Militant Groups’ recently. Jihads, Caliphates and Muslim Militant Groups goes into the history of the Middle East and how it has evolved over time, giving context to […]

Is our rock art older than Europe’s?

The oldest scientifically dated hand stencil and rock painting of an animal
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
PERAHU (Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit) has announced its discovery of the earliest minimum age for a hand stencil, found in the Maros region of Southern Sulawesi, Indonesia. On October 9 2014, PERAHU’s Maxime Aubert and his Australian-Indonesian team published an earth-shattering paper in the prestigious journal Nature, which revealed that the world’s […]

Rock art plays important historical role

Rock painting of a ship at Djulirri with crew shown with hands on hips
News articles
Rock art plays an important role in recording history, which otherwise would not be recoverable, according to Griffith’s Place, Evolution, Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU) Director Professor Paul Taçon. Indigenous peoples in many parts of the world were fascinated by the transport that brought new groups to their traditional lands. At rock art sites and […]