Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
Upcoming Event:
Film screening: Homai Vyarawalla
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS
Public Lecture Series: Archives
A monthly series framed around explorations in and around archives. Discussions by archivists, artists, historians, teachers, journalists, scientists and others.
A Century of Watching Indian Birds 
Aasheesh Pittie and Suhel Quader
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS
Growing with Black Holes and with the People's Science Movement 
Prajval Shastri
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS
Making Things, Doing Science 
Arvind Gupta
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS
Arun K Thiruvengadam, in conversation with Usha Ramanathan
Champaca Bookstore, off Queens Road
Building (for) Biology: The NCBS campus
3 PM: NCBS Reception: Starting point for a historical walk through campus
in collaboration with the NCBS Communications Office
Shomona Khanna, in conversation with Radhika Chitkara
Alternative Law Forum, Shivaji Nagar
Peggy Mohan 
Lecture Hall (LH) - 1 (Haapus), NCBS
Anna Spudich
Lecture Hall (LH) - 1 (Haapus), NCBS
Vikas Kumar
Lecture: Apr 21 - inStem Auditorium
Exhibition: Apr 21 - Apr 26 - inStem Museum
Rukmini S
Lecture Hall-1, NCBS
Shabnam Virmani and Prashant Parvataneni
Jun 17: Lecture Hall-1, NCBS, Part 1 and Part 2
Jun 18: St Joseph's College Auditorium
Urvashi Butalia 
Faculty Hall, Main Building, IISc
In collaboration with IISC Archives and Centre for Public History
Sundar Sarukkai 
Lecture Hall (LH) - 1 (Haapus), NCBS
This thing called the Internet: Infrastructure, governance and rights
Ashwin J Mathew, King’s College London
Apar Gupta, Internet Freedom Foundation
Discussant: Indira Chowdhury 
Mariam Ram (TNQ Technologies), S Ramakrishnan (Director, TIFR), Satyajit Mayor (Centre Director, NCBS)
Who's Afraid of an Emergency? 
Rochelle Pinto and Maya Dodd
Remembering Queer Lives: Silence, memory and building a collective history 
Arvind Narrain, in conversation with T Jayashree and Rahul Rao
TM Krishna
Aparna Vaidik, Ashoka University
Danish Husain, The Hoshruba Repertory
Alok Sarin, Sitaram Bhartia Hospital
Sanjeev Jain, NIMHANS
Moderator: Zehra Mehdi, Columbia University
Jasmeen Patheja and the Blank Noise Team
Registration for online lecture:
Monday, June 8 - Sunday, June 14 2020
Pankaj Sekhsaria, IIT Bombay. In conversation with Cyrus Mody, Maastricht University.
Registration for online lecture:
Update on March 14 2020
As a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19 related concerns, the public lecture scheduled for Mar 20 2020 is postponed till further notice. 
Original Notice:
Friday, Mar 20 2020, 4:00 pm
Malgova Auditorium, NCBS.
The Centre for Public History, Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore, announces the first Winter School in Public History 2020: Public Lives of Objects. This Winter School is being held in partnership with the Archives at NCBS, Bangalore.
Herbs, Maps & Medicine: An interpretive exhibition of commerce and spice
Exhibition Curator: Anna Spudich. Design: Abhishek Ray and Matrika Design Collaborative. Writer: Gayathri Vaidyanathan
Panel Discussion with Anna Spudich (over Skype), Abhishek Ray and Ines G Županov. Moderated by Marialaura Ghidini. 
Lecture Hall - 1, NCBS. 
Wednesday, Feb 12 2020, 4:00 pm
The Lives of Objects: Tracing the Past in the Present
Panellists: Klaus Staubermann, Annapurna Mamidipudi, Swarup Bhattacharyya, Sarita Sundar. 
Panel Chair: Roland Wittje
Lecture Hall - 1, NCBS
The Transformative Constitution
Gautam Bhatia

Dasheri Auditorium, NCBS
A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of JBS Haldane
Samanth Subramanian

Lecture Hall - 1, NCBS
Body politic(s): A recent history of technology, databases and the human person 
Usha Ramanathan

Lecture Hall - 1, NCBS
In these Times: Three Conversations against Hatred 
V GeethaTara Books

Dasheri Auditorium, NCBS.
Thursday, Sep 12 2019, 4 pm
When Farmers Die: Inequality and the Agrarian Crisis
Dasheri Auditorium, NCBS.
Friday, Aug 23 2019, 4 pm
Age of Electroacoustics: Transforming Science and Sound from the 19th to the 20th century
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
The Edge of Nature: History, Ecology and the Future
Dasheri Auditorium, NCBS.
Archives Public Lecture Series: April Double Bill
The Himalaya: People, place and ecology
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Letters Swallow Themselves in Seconds: A lecture-performance
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Through Two Doors at Once: Quantum mechanics and the Anatomy of an Elegant Experiment
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Winter School in Oral History 2019
Monday, Feb 11 2019 - Friday, Feb 22 2019. 9 am - 4 pm

The Centre for Public History, Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore, announces the Winter School in Oral History 2019: Community, Environment and Oral History: Individual and Collective Memory. This Winter School is being held in partnership with the Archives at NCBS, Bangalore.

Raspuri Teaching Lab, Archives at NCBS.
Archives at NCBS: Public Opening
Archives at NCBS: Public Opening events 
Opening talk by Sanjeev Jain
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus) and Archives at NCBS.
Archives at NCBS: Opening Exhibition
Archives at NCBS: Opening Exhibition tours
Curators: Srajana Kaikini, Naveen Mahantesh, Meera Baindur
Public Gallery, Archives at NCBS.
Archives Public Lecture Series: December Double Bill
Pacifying atoms: Nuclear histories -- the Mexican case to be or not to be nuclear (1950-1970) 
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Recovering Nature in Crowded India 
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Enabling Education: Stories and trajectories from education policies in India 
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Surveillance Stories: Optimizing rights and governance
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Market menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Deconstructing Art: Tales of Craft, Science, and History in Heritage Conservation
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
In pursuit of proof, A history of identification documents in India
Tarangini Sriraman, Azim Premji University
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Historical accident or path dependence? Science, technology, industry, and the state in 20th century Bangalore
Balaji Parthasarathy, IIIT Bangalore.
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 4:00pm

Indira Chowdhury, Centre for Public History, Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology
Lecture Hall - 1 (Haapus), NCBS.
P. Balaram, Indian Institute of Science
Lecture Hall -1 (Haapus), NCBS.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018. 2:00pm.

Seema Mundoli, School of Development, Azim Premji University
Lecture Hall -1 (Haapus), NCBS.
Friday, Apr 28 2023, 4:00 PM
Anuja Ghosalkar
Simon's Centre
Wednesday, May 17 2023, 4:00 PM
S. Prashant Kumar
Simon's Centre
Exhibition Launch:
Sunday, March 26 2023. 4:00 PM
Ever Met an 'Ugly' Flower?
Hortus Garden, Archives at NCBS
Friday, March 18 2022. 4:00 PM
Bodies at Sea
Archives at NCBS
Launch of TSG Sastry Papers
Lecture Hall - 1, NCBS