Arghanoon (Harmonium) was a quarterly dedicated to the humanities, specifically philosophy, literature, critical theory, cultural anthropology, and sociology. The periodical was published at the Center for Cultural Studies and Affairs, a division of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. The managing director of Arghanoon was Ahmad Masjed Jamei.
Arghanoon was in print for ten-years; in total twenty-seven editions were printed between 1994 and 2004. Given the specialized nature of the publication, its audience was mainly comprised of professors, students, and writers and it became a reliable source of information for those in the humanities.
Each volume of Arghanoon focused on one specific topic, which included both translated and original works. Ethics, analytical philosophy, poetry, literary theory, critical theory, psychoanalysis, rationalism, modernism, film theory, and culture are some of the topics that were covered during the life of the periodical.