The Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS), located at Hampshire College, has two broad foci for its work:
- Researching the roles and reception of science in Muslim societies, with the goal of understanding how social, political, historical, and religious factors influence–and are influenced by–the methodologies and findings of science.
- Communicating the results of that research, as well as science generally to the Muslim world.
The SSiMS studies Muslim societies across the world, including diaspora or immigrant communities in the West. The center takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes the perspectives of history, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and science education.