|Foundation of the Commission. The founding members were
|Anton Spitaler becomes Chairman.
|Anton Spitaler starts to expand and complete his study of sources regarding Arabic grammar and lexicography in order to develop a text base as large as possible.
Kathrin Müller starts to work as the Commission’s first employed scientific staff member.
|Erwin Koschmieder passes away. Wilhelm Eilers, Karl Hoffmann and Manfred Ullmann join the Commission.
|The series „Beiträge zur Lexikographie des Klassischen Arabisch“ is established in the framework of meeting reports (see Publications).
|Reinhart Weipert is hired to fill in for Kathrin Müller, who spends a year in Beirut as a consultant for the Orientinstitut of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft DMG).
|The library left behind by Ambassador Kurt Munzels is donated to the Commission.
|Josef Ziegler passes away. Paul Kunitzsch becomes a new member.
Wilhelm Eilers dies.
|Helmut Hofmann dies.
|Manfred Ullmann leaves the Commission at his own request.
|Paul Kunitzsch becomes Deputy Chairman. Dietz Otto Edzard and Thomas O. Höllmann join the Commission. Anton Spitaler donates his private library to the Academy.
|The long-serving Chairman Anton Spitaler passes away. Paul Kunitzsch becomes the new Chairman, Hartmut Bobzin is now Deputy Chairman.
|Dietz Otto Edzard passes away. Manfred Krebernik joins the Commission.
|The project Dictionary of the Classical Arabic Language is being suspended due to the Commission’s limited resources. Instead the Commission participates in the inter-academic large-scale project Katalogisierung der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland, KOHD (Cataloguing Oriental Manuscripts in Germany). It is entrusted with the task to catalogue the Arabic manuscripts in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library). Tilman Seidensticker, head of the sub-project Recording of Arabic Manuscripts joins the Commission.
|Hartmut Bobzin becomes the Commission’s Chairman.
|Digitisation of card index on Old Arabic poetry created by Anton Spitaler in order to transfer the index into a database. Andreas Kaplony joins the Commission.
|The Commission is being dissolved.
During the last years of its existence, the Commission included the following members: