During the last few months the corona epidemy has inflicted serious restrictions on all of us. At this point, it seems clear that - unfortunately - it will not be possible to hold the school in Essen in a reasonable way.
We therefore with much regret decided to cancel the School on Hodge theory and Shimura varieties.
We thought about moving to an online format instead, but it appears to us that we would lose too many of the core features of a summer school: people getting to know others, learning and discussing in small groups, etc.
While at the moment it is too early to make definitive plans, it is certain that we will have other summer schools in Essen in the future. We hope to see you at one of those, and for the moment, we very much hope that you are holding up well in these troubling times, and wish you all the best.