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 Jun - Nov 2019
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]

16
Oct
Wed

Archives Public Lecture Series: V Geetha

In these Times: Three Conversations against Hatred

These are trying times - especially for those engaged in conversations on history, memory, identity and community. Where we need multiple...[Read More]

21
Nov
Wed

Archives Public Lecture Series: Usha Ramanathan

Body politic(s): A recent history of technology, databases and the human person

...The acronyms have been exploding: UID, NPR, NRC, NATGRID, UPI, NETRA, DNA. There is a database hiding in each...[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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