Overview of the Archives

The Archives at NCBS is a collecting archive for the history of contemporary biology in India.

1901
The oldest archives entry
18
Collections
49K+
Objects
06
Genres of content
01
Volume of the Siddiqi papers, in cubic metres
Summary of Events in Apr - Sep 2019
19
Apr
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Shekhar Pathak

Marching across the Uttarakhand Himalaya

On May 25, 1974, some young men began a long march across the Uttarakhand Himalaya. This was the first Askot Arakot Abhiyan... [Read More]

17
May
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: CS Lakshmi (Ambai)

Women’s Lives, Women’s Words

There are ways in which women get written into history. But their lived lives, literary and other narratives have countered mainstream history writing all along... [Read More]

07
Jun
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Ayesha Ramachandran

Renaissance & Revolution: Cartography in the Early Modern World

An introduction to the “cartographic revolution” of the sixteenth century: a complete transformation in the way people imagined, measured, depicted, and used space... [Read More]

12
Jul
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Mahesh Rangarajan

The Edge of Nature: History, Ecology and the Future

The epochal shifts we are living through at a planet-wide level in ecological terms need little by way of elaboration. Yet journeys to a better future are best begun by asking... [Read More]

19
Aug
Mon

Archives at NCBS and British Library Workshop

Digitisation Workflows and Archival Standards

The Archives is collaborating with the British Library, London, on a two-day workshop on Digitisation Workflows and Archival Standards from Aug 19 – 20, 2019....[Read More]

23
Aug
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Roland Wittje

The Age of Electroacoustics: Science of Sound from the 19th to the 20th century

At the end of the 19th century, acoustics was a science of musical sounds; the musically trained ear was the ultimate reference...[Read More]

12
Sep
Thu

Archives Public Lecture Series: P Sainath

When Farmers Die: Inequality and the Agrarian Crisis

Even as the state claims tremendous advances in agriculture (e.g. ‘record production’ of foodgrain), farmers continue to kill themselves in unprecedented numbers...[Read More]

13
Sep
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: P Sainath

Telling the Stories of 833 Million Indians: PARI and reporting in the digital age

Worldwide, there's a retreat of the ‘Rural.’ In India, which has a larger rural population than even China, staggering changes have occurred...[Read More]

Visit the Archives

The Archives at NCBS is located in the Eastern Labs Complex basement within the NCBS campus. Follow the signs from the NCBS reception. Or call us at +91-80-2366-6011.

Location

Archive at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore – 560065. Karnataka. India


Visiting Hours

10:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Monday – Friday).

For questions, directions or more information, please write in to archives@ncbs.res.in or call at +91-80-2366-6011.


Groups and organized tours

Curious about how an archive gets built? We are happy to conduct tours for groups of up to 10-15 people. Please write in to archives@ncbs.res.in or call at +91-80-2366-6011.

Contribute to The Archives

The Archives at NCBS is a collecting archive for the history of contemporary biology in India. It needs support from thousands of individuals to build a diverse, rich public resource. Do you have something that we can help preserve and make available to the public? Not sure? Whatever your state of mind, why don’t you send us a note and we’ll help figure things out.

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