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 Mar 2022 - Jun 2022
11
Mar
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Sundar Sarukkai

Body As/Of An Archive: Matter, Memory and Absence

..link between matter, memory and absence through this relation between the body of an archive and the body itself as an archive..[Read More]

18
Mar
Fri

Archives Exhibition Launch

Bodies At Sea

..curated and designed by Devika Sundar and Kamini Rao ..[Read More]

13
Apr
Wed

Archives Public Lecture Series: Urvashi Butalia

Feminism, the Breath in the Body, the Fire in the Soul

..I reflect on a life lived in feminism and feminist activism and ask: what does it mean to be a feminist?..[Read More]

1
May
Sun

Obaid Siddiqi Lectures: MD Madhusudan

Pushing boundaries: Science and Politics of Mapping Nature

..I look at examples of how forests, 'wastelands' and protected areas have been mapped, to examine and illustrate the essentially political nature of mapping..[Read More]

27
May
Fri

What are we doing here? #1

Campus Rituals & Blue Moons

..Our first session will focus on rituals and routine practices that characterize campus life, along with rare events that this campus has seen over the years...[Read More]

17
Jun
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Shabnam Virmani

Like a Furious Storm

..The ideas of the radical mystic poet Kabir continue to be expressed and practiced through folk songs..[Read More]

24
Jun
Fri

Obaid Siddiqi Lectures:

ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ: ನಡೆದು ಬಂದ ಹಾದಿ

..Lecture in Kannada on Wildlife conservation in India: a fifty year retrospective..[Read More]

30
Jun
Thu

What are we doing here? #2

Binary and Beyond

..Our second session will focus on experiences of gender in different spaces of science, from labs to facilities to canteens in institutes....[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

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