Im Jahr 2018 sind zwei Print-Ausgaben der Munitionsfabrik erschienen: #26a) und #26b). Sie bestehen aus – von Hochschulmitgliedern eingereichten – freien Beiträgen: ein Zeitzeugnis, teils Abbild der Hochschule, so wie sie sich zu diesem Zeitpunkt darstellte, kompiliert, in Form gebracht, schwarz-weiß, farbig, 64 Seiten.

Herausgeberinnen: Annika Gutsche, Jana Hofmann, Cécile Kobel, Judith Milz

Munitionsfabrik 26a

Auflage 200
58 Seiten
1 Euro Schutzgebühr
Februar 2018

Horace Greeley is heading west with his printing press and his rock-solid-belief in the power of the press, printing issues of his Daily Star as he goes. But his insitence on publishing the truth isn’t making him universally loved. When Lucky Luke meets the quirky journalist, he agrees to help him settle in Dead End Gulch – and protect him against those, who would rather not see their dirty deeds in print.

Munitionsfabrik issue #26a) was compiled within one week and edited and layouted in 24 hours. It consists of the contributions of the members of HfG Karlsruhe.

Munitionsfabrik 26b

Auflage 200
64 Seiten
2 Euro Schutzgebühr
April 2018

In 1819, William Parry (1790–1855) was commissioned by the British government to undertake an expedition to discover the Northwest Passage with a fleet of two ships: HMS Hecla and HMS Griper. The expedition is noted for travelling further west than any search for the passage had previously achieved. Parry ventured beyond Lancaster Sound into what is now called the Parry Channel, reaching Melville Island in the winter of 1819. Unable to proceed due to the pack ice and lack of sunlight – it was dark for 96 days – the ships were forced to spend the winter at Winter Harbour just off the southern coast of the island.

In order to relieve the monotony of spending the winter in one place, the expedition’s Science Officer and later President of the Royal Society, Edward Sabine (1788–1883), decided to print a newsletter containing “original contributions on any subject” written anonymously by crew members. The result provides an often humorous insight into life on board the ships in the depths of winter. The 21 issues that were printed, and published, […] contain a wide variety of material: accounts of plays performed, satirical advertisements, descriptions of the wildlife, remarks on the weather and thinly-veiled frustrations at the hobbies and habits of other members of the crew (whistling and humming songs out of tune being a particular gripe). The idea of a crew newsletter printed during a long expedition makes a contrast to the published accounts of voyages that often followed such significant endeavours. It provides more of a human touch to the experience of travelling on such extensive, and often dangerous, journeys.

Jede Ausgabe könnte nur daran scheitern, dass wir – trotz der Längengleichheit der Architektur der ehemaligen Munitionsfabrik mit der 1912 gesunkenen RMS Titanic – nie die gleiche Ressourcen- und Zerstreuungsverengung haben werden wie auf den 96 Tage im Packeis eingeschlossenen HMS Hecla und Griper. So ist auch diese Ausgabe, die #26b), eine Kompilation unausgeschöpfter Möglichkeiten, ein Zeitzeugnis. Was bleibt: Eine Hochschule voller potentieller Geschichten und pro Haushaltsjahr ein Budget in Höhe von 2000 Euro. Es wäre irrsinnig, nicht sofort eine Hochschulzeitschrift herausbringen zu wollen.

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