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 Oct 2020 - May 2021
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]

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]

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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