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
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Genres of content
01
Volume of the Siddiqi papers, in cubic metres
Summary of Events in February - Jul 2019
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Feb
Mon

Archives at NCBS Collaboration

Winter School in Oral History 2019

The Centre for Public History, Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore, announces the Winter School in Oral History 2019: Community, Environment and Oral History: Individual and Collective Memory. This is in partnership with the Archives at NCBS, Bangalore...[Read More]

15
Feb
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Anil Ananthaswamy

Through Two Doors at Once: Quantum mechanics and the Anatomy of an Elegant Experiment

In the early 1800s, Thomas Young performed a homespun experiment with a sunbeam split into two, and challenged... [Read More]

15
Mar
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Anuja Ghosalkar

Letters Swallow Themselves in Seconds

The title of the lecture-performance is a line from Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem, Burning the Old Year. It is a reflection on a year gone by, where friends exchange letters, people make shopping lists, write partial... [Read More]

17
Apr
Wed

Archives Public Lecture Series: Shekhar Pathak

The Himalaya: People, place and ecology

The Himalaya, the 'largest physical mass on earth', is home to immense geographical and biological diversity and a multitude of human concerns and constructs, from hunting-gathering communities to... [Read More]

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]

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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