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 Feb 2020 - Jul 2020
12
Feb
Wed

Winter School in Public History 2020

Panel Discussion: The Lives of Objects -- Tracing the Past in the Present

Objects carry traces of the past in the materiality...[Read More]

14
Feb
Fri

Archives Exhibition: Anna Spudich and Matrika Design Collaborative

Herbs, Maps & Medicine: An interpretive exhibition of commerce and spice

Trading in pepper, silk and other treasures....[Read More]

20
Mar
Fri

POSTPONED: Archives Public Lecture Series: Anella Jasuja and Chhipa family, Akola Printers

The Dyeing Craft: A story of Indian block printing, colour and identity.

India has long been renowned for its myriad textile....[Read More]

15
May
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Pankaj Sekhsaria, in conversation with Cyrus Mody

Instrumental Lives: The lab as the site of a historical excavation

For a period of roughly 25 years in the late 1980s, a research group at Pune University...[Read More]

08
Jun
Mon

International Archives Week, Jun 8-14 2020

The Milli Sessions

Archivists/curators/historians/scientists/conservators/lawyers coming together for a set of informal online events around archives...[Read More]

19
Jun
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Jasmeen Patheja and the Blank Noise Team

Beyond Defence: The Right To Imagine. I Never Ask For It

Sexual violence across spaces, geographies, identities and time has been justified through the systemic use of blame...[Read More]

17
Jul
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Alok Sarin and Sanjeev Jain

Of Mind and Matter: Partition and the Strains of Migration

The Partition of India was a partitioning of minds as much as it was a geographical division...[Read More]

14
Aug
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Aparna Vaidik and Danish Husain

My Son’s Inheritance: The Silence in Violence

Aparna Vaidik explores lynching and the larger culture of violence that permeates the social and political fabric of the country....[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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