* The Tabula Rogeriana was drawn by Al-Idrisi in 1154. The map shows the Eurasian continent in its entirety, but only shows the northern part of the African continent.
In Ancient Greece, the earth was divided into three separate pieces of land; Europe, Asia, and Africa. The boundaries were water ways. For instance, the Mediterranean Sea was the boundary between Africa and Europe; the Nile was the boundary between Africa and Asia. While the boundaries which separate Africa from Europe and Asia were clear, there was no certain boundary between Europe and Asia. That is why; thenceforth many inclusion and exclusion ways have been produced to describe the placement of Europe, Asia and Africa in the modern world. From this point of view, we embrace the idea that wider Eurasia comprised of Europe, Asia and Africa.
With this embracement in mind, the 1st Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society is being organised jointly by CESRAN International, Keele University, and Karadeniz Technical University on 20th - 21st March 2014 in Trabzon, Turkey.
To present a paper at the conference, a 500 word abstract should be sent to the Conference General Coordinator by December 15th, 2013. The conference is also open to non-paper presenters and we would encourage participation from non-academic sectors such as civil society, private sector, national authorities and the media.
 M. Bassin, ‘Russia between Europe and Asia: The Ideological Construction of Geographical Space’ Slavic Review, 50 (1991), 1-17, (p. 2).