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 Jul 2020 - Feb 2021
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]

18
Sep
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: TM Krishna

The Voice in Music

Does one only hear music? Is there something called experiencing it, feeling its sheer force? Finding one's voice is a historical, social and philosophical seeking....[Read More]

16
Oct
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Arvind Narrain, T Jayashree & Rahul Rao

Remembering Queer Lives: Silence, memory and building a collective history

This presentation will engage with instances of the deep silence around LGBT lives or to give a fleeting moment the dignity of history and remembrance....[Read More]

13
Nov
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Maya Dodd and Rochelle Pinto

Who's Afraid of an Emergency?

Maya Dodd and Rochelle Pinto will highlight the question of public access, through the example of archival access to the Emergency papers....[Read More]

11
Dec
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Sundar Ganesan

Collective Memory and the Public Library

The role of a public library needs to be perceived just not for its content but also for the spirit in which it exists.....[Read More]

19
Jan
Tue

Archives Public Lecture Special Edition | The demands for a past and the (im)possibility of the archive

Janaki Nair + Launch of the Obaid Siddiqi Chair

...Opening the space for a dialogue on the archives, and indeed the possibility of ‘new universals’ in the 21st century....[Read More]

19
Feb
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Ashwin J Mathew & Apar Gupta

This thing called the Internet: Infrastructure, governance and rights

This is the world...behind every WhatsApp forward, online classroom, remote conference, multi-player online game, and Internet shutdown...[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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