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 Dec 2020 - Jul 2021
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]

19
Mar
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Sarita Sundar

Ornamented Elephants, the Lowly Pida, and the Turbaned Man: Ruminations from the margins of design

...Is freedom from ornament a sign of spiritual strength; is Modernism indeed in crisis? Was announcement of its death premature?...[Read More]

16
Apr
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: John Mathew

Archiving Grief

...In this personal reflection, John Mathew dwells upon the encountering of loss through death from three angles – the cell, the chorus, and the cemetery. Each perspective is its own archive, replete with deposited memories...[Read More]

13
May
Thu

Archives Public Lecture Series: Suchitra Vijayan

People make their own map: Citizenship and belonging in South Asia

...India is a land of borders, its peripheries nestling against seven countries. Over seven years, across 9,000 miles, Suchitra Vijayan travelled these borderlands....[Read More]

17
Jun
Thu

Archives Public Lecture Series: Larissa MacFarquhar

The extent of virtue: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help

...Seeking out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment; their stubborn integrity, compromises, bravery, recklessness, joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas...[Read More]

15
Jul
Thu

Archives Public Lecture Series: Vijaya Nagarajan

Feeding a thousand souls: An exploration of the kōlam

...a deep exploration of the kōlam ritual, bringing in different knowledge traditions––beauty, history, gender, literature, religion, anthropology, mathematics, and ecology....[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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