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Between 1983 and 1991, the now-defunct Royal Inscriptions of the Mesopotamia (RIM) Project (directed by A. Kirk Grayson; University of Toronto) published nine issues of its self-published journal "The Annual Review of the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia" (ARRIM). These slender, but important volumes were produced annually in addition to the books of the RIM Project's three main series (Assyrian Periods, Babylonian Periods, and Early Periods) and occasional supplementary series (Studies); in total, RIM produced ten books and nine issues of ARRIM. Funding for those publications was principally provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Toronto.
Through the kind permission of Kirk Grayson and with funding provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation through the establishment of the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Ancient History of the Near and Middle East and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte), the Official Inscriptions of the Middle East in Antiquity (OIMEA) Project has made all nine issues of ARRIM freely available.
Click on the volume links in the main menu to access PDFs of complete ARRIM issues or individual articles. The PDFs can be downloaded for free and are included here under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.
A key objective of the newly established Chair for the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich is the promotion of the digital humanities and easily accessible open-access data in order to widely disseminate, facilitate, and promote the active use and understanding of official inscriptions and archival texts of the Middle East in Antiquity in academia and beyond. To this end, Karen Radner and Jamie Novotny have established the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI). In addition to retro-digitizing and updating the published volumes of Assyrian Periods (RIMA 1-3) and Babylonian Periods (RIMB 2) volumes of the now-defunct RIM Project, MOCCI also intends to publish The Bulletin of the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (BMOCCI), an occasional open-access publication that is partly intended to resurrect the defunct ARRIM series, as well as to correct, supplement, and update information published by the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus (NATC) Project, the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia (RIM) Project, and the Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period (RINAP) Project. For further details, click here or contact Jamie Novotny at (firstname.lastname@example.org).