Overview of the Archives

The Archives at NCBS is a public collecting centre for the history of science in contemporary India.

1901
The oldest archives entry
24
Collections
150K+
Objects
06
Genres of content
01
Volume of the Siddiqi papers, in cubic metres
Summary of Events in Feb 2023 - Feb 2024
16
Feb
Thu

Archives Public Lecture Series: Kurush Dalal

Why do we eat what we eat? The Archaeology, Anthropology, History and Politics of Food

..The study of food is thus the study of human beings, human history, human culture and humanity itself...[Read More]

15
Mar
Wed

Archival Papers Launch

Launch of the TSG Sastry Papers

..This new collection captures the life and work of Indian physicist, TSG Sastry, who is most noted for his contribution towards establishing India’s first rocket launch station in Thumba....[Read More]

26
Mar
Sun

Archives Gallery Exhibition: Season 4

Ever Met an Ugly Flower?

..This exhibition at the Archives at NCBS looks at the flower from the perspective of labour, gender, botany and sexuality...[Read More]

21
Apr
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Vikas Kumar

What can a Postage Stamp tell us?

..This talks and exhibition covers the history of the postage stamp in post-independent India...[Read More]

19
May
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Akshaya Mukul

Humanising a writer, translator and revolutionary: Agyeya and the Archives

..This talks covers the life of the writer, translator and revolutionary, Agyeya...[Read More]

16
Jun
Fri

Archives Papers Launch

Launch of the Leslie Coleman Papers

..This new collection captures the life and work of the agricultural scientist, Leslie Coleman, who is most noted for his contribution towards establishing agricultural education in Mysore in the early 20th century....[Read More]

23
Jun
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Uma Chakravarti

The Dying Lineage: Politics of Reproduction in the Mahabharata

..I want to use the Mahabharata to take a close look at the crisis of reproduction....[Read More]

26
Jun
Mon

Archives Exhibition: GROW

Call for Proposals for Jan 2024 exhibition

..Call for proposals for an exhibition at the intersection of design, history, culture and science....[Read More]

13-15
Jul
Fri

Obaid Siddiqi Lectures: GN Devy

India as a Linguistic Civilization: A lecture in three parts

..Why does India have such a language diversity? What has been the nature of various historical encounters between different language families? What makes average Indians multilingual?....[Read More]

1
Aug
Tue

Public Lecture: Annamma Spudich

European Records of Botanical Medical Knowledge of Southern India: Resources for Contemporary Biomedical Sciences

..This lecture will present excerpts from Portuguese, Dutch and British documents from the 16-18th centuries...[Read More]

18
Aug
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Peggy Mohan

Migration and the Making of Language in South Asia

..This lecture will discuss why do humans feel the need to migrate? And why are almost all migrants men?...[Read More]

06
Sep
Wed

Informal Talks: Usha Ramanathan

A Philosophy for Technology

..The session will be an exploration of the human in the world that tech is creating..[Read More]

15
Sep
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Shomona Khanna

Contested Terrain: Lawyering for Forest Rights

..This conversation with Radhika Chitkara will attempt to historicize the present moment of rollback of forest rights...[Read More]

19
Oct
Thu

Archives Public Lecture Series: NCBS Technical Services

Building (for) Biology: The NCBS campus

..We do a ~25-year look back at these buildings for biology, a small attempt to understand the environment built for doing science....[Read More]

26
Nov
Sun

Archives Public Lecture Series: Arun K Thiruvengadam

Conflicts, Constitutions and Chance

...I seek to complicate this somewhat rosy view of constitutions, and highlight how some of the earliest constitutions were in fact inextricably interlinked with militaries and military heroes...[Read More]

17
Feb
Sat

Archives Collections and Exhibition Launch

The Archives at NCBS turns five!

...On the occasion of turning five years old, we are delighted to launch a 100,000 new archival objects, a new exhibition, talks, walk-throughs, and more!...[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 visit https://archives.ncbs.res.in/contact


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 visit https://archives.ncbs.res.in/contact

Contribute to The Archives

The Archives at NCBS is a public collecting centre for the history of science in contemporary 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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