Welcome to CUNY's installation of Manifold, an intuitive, collaborative, open-source platform for scholarly publishing
With Manifold, you can publish dynamic digital texts with rich media support, powerful annotation tools, and robust community dialogue. Manifold transforms scholarly publications into living digital works. This CUNY installation serves as a free publishing platform for the CUNY community, where you can create projects to house either your own scholarship or custom classroom versions of texts and textbooks that are openly licensed or in the public domain.
If you would like to be able to contribute texts or projects to this platform, please create an account and complete our brief permissions request form.
Browse a collection of vibrant texts uploaded to the CUNY Manifold platform. You can find a broad range of projects here, including original scholarship undergoing peer review, teaching handbooks, collaborative student projects, and customized course versions of texts and textbooks in the public domain.
Dominican Bachata MusicCUNY Dominican Studies Institute
“REALIZING THE DREAM OF A BLACK UNIVERSITY” & OTHER WRITINGS PARTS 1 & 2TONI CADE BAMBARA
The Political ImaginationPeter Kolozi, James E. Freeman
“I TEACH MYSELF IN OUTLINE,” NOTES, JOURNALS, SYLLABI & AN EXCERPT FROM DEOTHAAudre Lorde
June Jordan: "Life Studies," 1966-1976June Jordan
CUNY / Queensborough Community College Great Books for Composition Courses
Open Pedagogy ResourceIlene Ahamad, Aneta Bega, Katuska Campana, Yonghong L McDowell, Alvaro Restrepo, Thitima Srivatanakul, Katherine Tsan
CUNY Student Editions
Open-source, scholarly editions of historical texts, accessibly designed for students. Editions are offered to the public at no cost by a team of CUNY students and faculty.
Libros En Español
Explore esta colección de textos en español del dominio público, subidos a la plataforma de CUNY Manifold.
Open Poetics Series 1
Open Poetics Series 1 is a Litmus Press digital publishing project. The series provides critical editions of lesser-known and out-of-print works of contemporary poetry that were originally published by O Books and The Post-Apollo Press, and are now being managed and distributed by Litmus. Titles in this series incorporate external materials—critical essays, alternate versions, reviews, translations, and archival images—that have been curated by a board of poets and teachers. This project offers a living archival solution to the challenges of visibility and accessibility faced by avant-garde and experimental writing championed by small presses.
For more about Litmus Press, visit the Litmus Press website.
Teaching and Pedagogy Resources
Handbooks, guides, and other texts on the subject of pedagogy
This collection contains resources for project creators on CUNY Manifold. These include Quick Guides available on the Manifold Learn page.
This is a collection of custom teaching versions of public domain American Literature texts created by instructors at CUNY and available for all as reading texts. We are building similar collections in other fields as faculty add more projects across the disciplines.